[linux-dvb] Cablestar DVB-C (Flexcop + stv0297) broken since changeset 7fb12d754061 (7469)

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Mon Sep 1 16:58:05 CEST 2008

On Mon, 1 Sep 2008, Martin Dauskardt wrote:
> So we have broken support for at least three cards now. (Technotrend 2400 and
> Hauppauge Noba-S-SE with s5h1420 frontend doesn`t work any longer ,too. See
> http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-August/028249.html)
> In my opinion it is not acceptable to break support for three cards in the
> v4l-dvb main tree to get one other card supported.
> I strongly request to revert the changeset until a working solution for all
> cards has been tested.

We need to separate the things:

1) breakage of stv0297-based cards

This was a mistake - I'm still trying to see which atomic modification 
causes that.... Should be a 3-liner to fix it, but where...

2) s5h1420-based cards

I modified it to support a new card - right. I published the patch and ask 
for owners of the NOVA-S SE to test it. After not receiving a comment from 
anyone Mauro agreed to integrate it and wait if it breaks for someone. I 
agree this is not the smoothest/nicest way, but what else could I have 
done to move forward?

Blindly reverting now would push me back where I was 6 months ago :(. But 
I totally agree with this idea when someone of you NOVA-S SE owners gives 
me a hand in order to test a possibly fixed patch. ;)


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