[linux-dvb] [PATCH]Fix a bug in scan, which outputs the wrong frequency if the current tuned transponder is scanned only

Alex Betis alex.betis at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 17:49:38 CET 2008

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 6:34 PM, Christoph Pfister <
christophpfister at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2008/11/17 e9hack <e9hack at googlemail.com>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > if the current tuned transponder is scanned only and the output needs the
> frequency of the
> > transponder, it is used the last frequency, which is found during the NIT
> scanning. This
> > is wrong. The attached patch will fix this problem.

I probably missed that post (or forgot about it already :)).

What scan is being discused? dvb-apps scan utility (or the scan-s2 that I

> Any opinion about this patch? It seems ok from a quick look, so I'll
> apply it soon if nobody objects.

I don't understand what's wrong with NIT advartised frequency?
For example, many satelite sites (such as lyngsat) have different
frequencies listed for the same channel, generally a difference of 1 MHz
here and there. That's probably caused since wide scans are probably done on
all the possible frequencies.
Since driver tunning algorithm can zigzag in some frequency bounds it will
probably be able to lock on the channel if you'll specify frequencies such
as the following, assuming the real channel frequency is 12000000:

NIT specifies the correct frequency and that one should be used next time to

Am I missing something?

> > Regards,
> > Hartmut
> Thanks,
> Christoph
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