[linux-dvb] [PATCH] (Try 2) Convert GP8PSK module to use S2API

Alan Nisota alannisota at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 18:59:04 CET 2008

Janne, Thanks for your' response.  Hopefuly this patch addresses all of 
your concerns.

I am not including the API changes at the moment.  I'll try again on 
that after this gets committed (the number of folks working with DCII is 
very small, as far as I'm aware, so the other modulation types can be 
handled later)

There were a fewquestions which I'll try to answer here as well:

> Do the values for the FEC in cmd[9] depend on the
> modulation?
Yes, each modulation can have completely different meanings for cmd[9]

> I would prefer a S2API command DTV_TURBO_MODES over duplicating
> modulations. Especially since the the implemtation in the driver differs
> only for QPSK and QPSK_TURBO.
The downside to this is that it requires more changes inside of the 
user-space software to do something special with these modulations.  
They really are completely different than non-turbo modes.  But as the 
only interesting case is Turbo-QPSK, and I'm not sure which satellites 
even broadcast it, that may be ok.

> Are all three needed? What does the last character mean?
I'm not an expert in DCII, and don't know much about it.  This set of 
code came directly from the vendor.  Here is the best description of 
DCII that I've seen though:

This patch converts the gp8psk module to use the S2API.
It pretends to be  DVB-S2 capable in order to allow the various 
supported modulations (8PSK, QPSK-Turbo, etc), and keep software 
compatibility with the S2API patches for Mythtv and VDR.

Signed-off by: Alan Nisota <alannisota at gmail.com>

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