[vdr] dvb devices on demand patch

VDR User user.vdr at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 04:42:33 CET 2010

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 11:37 AM, Gerald Dachs <vdr at dachsweb.de> wrote:
> Am Sat, 4 Dec 2010 10:09:42 -0800
> schrieb VDR User <user.vdr at gmail.com>:
>> > b) have a beginning of dvb device hotplug - if dvb devices are
>> > discovered on demand, its a good chance at a later stage to also add
>> > and remove cards on the fly. There is sure some notification
>> > required from udev to vdr so it can keep internal reference of the
>> > how many devices are there.
>> I wonder if this is actually useful.  Is there anyone that would
>> need/want this in the real world?
> In which world did you live the last months ;) ? Sorry, I couldn't
> insist.
> Our VDR-Distribution yaVDR is optimized for a short boot. With old
> fashioned PCI cards you can get down to 6 seconds boot time since grub,
> but if one of our user decides to buy another p. e. usb device, we
> have to delay the boot up to 30 seconds to allow the usb device to get
> ready. With device hotplugging there would be no need to wait for this
> device and the user would already see tv 30 seconds earlier. Believe me
> there are users that thinks this matters.

I'm a fan of short boot times.  Are there that many users that are
power cycling their pc's frequently?  Of all the pc's I use be them
Windows or Linux, work or personal, hardly any of them are rebooted.
Really only my test boxes (which are intended) or in the event of a
power loss or so due to very bad weather.  Of course that's just my
usage and everybody has their own.  I just don't see that this is a
situation that's even remotely common.

I'm not for or against the idea.  I just wonder if there's significant
need to distract Klaus away from other things people have been
needing/wanting for quite a long time.

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