[vdr] CAM auto resetting - feature request??

Simon Baxter linuxtv at nzbaxters.com
Mon Dec 27 10:14:01 CET 2010

> Btw, I'm not sure if I mentioned, but this is happening in VDR 1.6, and I 
> belive Halim has it on 1.7? So it has been around for quite a while. I can 
> try patches if needed, as it should be pretty straight forward applying 
> them on Gentoo, but 1.6 would be prefered.

Yip - I've been experiencing this since 1.6, and kernels from 2.6.24 thru 

Have tried manipulating the kernel source (dvb_ca_en50221.c) and adding 
breaks to extend wait times between READ/WRITE transactions to the CAM 
(multiple 'msleep(1);' commands).  Used to help with earlier kernels, but 
has no affect for the past 2 years.

As I've mentioned before, I don't know what else to try.

Here's the problems I have with my CAM decryptions

* intermittant CAM crash, going from 'Alphacrypt' to 'CAM Ready'
* intermittant CAM lock out.  Can't access CAM menu, but CAM still displays 

Both respond to reset (or multiple, up to 10 resets) and CAM comes back.

My system has 2 identical CAMs.  Problem only affects one at a time, but 
does affect both.

Also occurs in CAM versions 3.09 thru 3.16 (tried upgrading/downgrading).

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