[linux-dvb] [PATCH 1/2] Siano's SMS subsystems API - SmsHost support

BOUWSMA Barry freebeer.bouwsma at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 20:08:53 CET 2008

Hello Uri; sorry that I have waited so long to reply to this...

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008, Uri Shkolnik wrote:

> The first adds the SmsHost API support. This API supports DTV standards yet to be fully supported by the DVB-API (CMMB, T-DMB and more).

The patches have all applied cleanly, and built properly,
thank you.  (Or, at least, I had no problems.)

However, what I have is probably a complete-newbie question,
that I should be ashamed to ask, because I *should* know better.

Is there a particular Linux distribution for which the Siano 
source code is intended, and, exactly what should I expect to
see in /dev when I successfully load the module with my device?

I ask this because on my test system, /dev major number 251
appears to be used by `usbdev' -- I'm using ``udev'' on what
I think is a sort-of-recent Debian system; whether I've updated 
`udev' here I can't say without looking -- I know I updated
`udev' on an earlier Debian system if not the one I'm running now...

I see on the static /dev (before possible `udev') that I have
mounted from my earlier Debian, before I decided that trying
to keep up-to-date was best done by a fresh install -- that
/dev major 251 is unused there.

I've updated `udev' independent of the rest of the OS in
the past out of necessity, and while I have not been able
to kill off the part of my brane that haunts me with the
memory of glowing tubes/valves, I can no longer remember
any details of my `udev' hacking.

Of course, I can use module-load-parameters to specify a
different major number, but I don't see any anticipated
character devices getting created upon module load -- if
I need to physically disconnect and reconnect the device
for this, then my apologies, as I didn't get around to that.

I am sure I'm either doing something stupid, or I've been
to lazy to fix `udev' for myself, but I'm asking this to
try to help me save a few hours re-learning everything I've
forgotten about devices...

Of course, if Sir Mkrufky@ already has a fix in the works
for this, then I'll just shut up for a short spell.

barry bouwsma

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