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SubjectRe: [RFC] What are the goals for the architecture of an in-kernel IR system?
Jon Smirl wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 1:41 PM, Dmitry Torokhov
> <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
>> That is why I think we should go the other way around - introduce the
>> core which receivers could plug into and decoder framework and once it
>> is ready register lirc-dev as one of the available decoders.
>
> The core needs to allow for RF remotes too.
>
> -Bluetooth remotes are already in kernel somehow, I don't know how they work,
> -RF4CE, the 802.15.4 stack has been recently merged, the remotes use a
> protocol on top of that. These remotes will hit the consumer market
> next year. Sony, Panasonic and other big names are behind this.
> -Zwave, the Harmony remotes use Zwave. There is no Zwave support in
> the kernel that I am aware of. Zwave is proprietary.
>
> After these protocols are decoded you end up with scancodes. The
> scancodes need to get injected into input somehow and then flow
> through the mapping process. Decoding down to the scancodes probably
> happens over in the networking code.
>
> After an in-kernel IR decoder runs it needs to hand off the scancodes
> into the input subsystem. This same API can be used by the networking
> code to hand off RF scancodes.
>

Yes, the same core should be able to work with non infra red remotes, but, depending
on how the device is implemented.

Cheers,
Mauro.


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