[linux-dvb] [PATCH] add device node locking possibility to dvbcore
js at linuxtv.org
Sun Aug 19 23:10:02 CEST 2007
On Sun, Aug 19, 2007, Oliver Endriss wrote:
> Does anyone know, why dvb_shutdown_timeout was introduced initially?
That was a (IMHO stupid) hack by Holger with the purpose of speeding
up tuning with szap a little bit by avoiding the FE_INIT after
re-opening the frontend device. I.e. Holger's use-case was
to run szap, terminate if with ^C, re-run szap for different program.
FE_INIT reintializes all demod registers so can take noticable time
if the i2c bus speed is slow.
IMHO dvb_shutdown_timeout never had any practical relevance.
BTW, Holger's preferred app for watching video was
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