[linux-dvb] [PATCH] Add missing S2 caps flag to S2API

Manu Abraham abraham.manu at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 20:33:22 CET 2008

Klaus Schmidinger wrote:
> On 24.11.2008 16:55, Niels Wagenaar wrote:
>> ...
>> For the time being I have only two options which will work without any
>> additional patching in S2API:
>> - Let the user set this as an option
>> - Use my VUP (very ugly patch) by checking the deliverystem for the string
>> "DVBS2".
> Both are ugly workarounds and any reasonable API requiring them instead
> of simply reporting the -S2 capability of a device should
> be ashamed, go home and do its homework.


> For the time being I'll work with my suggested FE_CAN_2ND_GEN_MODULATION
> patch - until somebody can suggest a different way of doing this (without
> parsing strings or requiring the user to do it).


That is a saner way of doing it rather than anything else, as it stands.

Anyway, we won't be seeing professional device support as it stands with
the current API anytime soon, so as it stands the better alternative is

But it would be nice to have something shorter: say FE_IS_2G or
something that way, for the minimal typing.


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