[vdr] [PATCH] re-use devices in transfer mode

Klaus Schmidinger Klaus.Schmidinger at cadsoft.de
Sun Apr 29 15:14:07 CEST 2007

On 04/21/07 16:26, Anssi Hannula wrote:
> Udo Richter wrote:
>> Anssi Hannula wrote:
>>> However, the usual "use-already-tuned-devices" check in GetDevice() only
>>> checks for device->Receiving(), which does not report transfer-moded
>>> device, resulting in the new receiver being started on second device,
>>> thus both devices being reserved for receiving data from the same
>>> transponder.
>> Without taking a deeper look into it right now, I think there was some
>> trap with detecting transfer mode in case that some streams are received
>> additionally to live mode, for example teletext with osdteletext plugin.
>> You may want to double-check this. Changes to GetDevice tend to have
>> strange side effects.
> I proposed this same patch previously, but it was suggested to instead
> of the check for transfer mode to just change the Receiving() to
> Receiving(true). I didn't see any caveats back then, so I agreed.
> Unfortunately, that resulted in problems with situations that you describe.
> However, this original version of the patch does explicitely check for a
> device in transfer-mode, and does not care about osdteletext receivers.
> What could happen is that this would match the transfer modes whose
> receiverdevice() is the primary device itself (some situations related
> to the ca or ac3, I guess), thus starting the new receiver in the
> primary device, which could cause side-effects if the card's bandwidth
> is not wide enough. However, even without this patch, when a recording
> is already taking place on the primary device, this rule matches and
> another recording could be started on the primary device. I don't know
> if we should be preventing these from happening, but if we do, I think
> we could make the rule as
> imp |= !device[i]->Receiving() && (device[i] !=
> cTransferControl::ReceiverDevice() || device[i]->IsPrimaryDevice()) ||
> ndr // prevents matching local-transfer-moded primary-device
> or
> imp |= !device[i]->Receiving() && device[i] !=
> cTransferControl::ReceiverDevice() || device[i]->IsPrimaryDevice() ||
> ndr // addidtionally prevents matching recording primary-devices

I'm not sure about changing anything in that area in any 1.4 maintenance patch.

If this gets changed at all, it will be in the 1.5 developer version.
So please provide a patch for that version, possibly including all the
thoughts that have come up in this thread.


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