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SubjectRe: [RFC] vtunerc: virtual DVB device - is it ok to NACK driver because of worrying about possible misusage?
On 06.12.2011 14:22, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> On 05-12-2011 22:07, HoP wrote:
>>> I doubt that scan or w_scan would support it. Even if it supports, that
>>> would mean that,
>>> for each ioctl that would be sent to the remote server, the error
>>> code would
>>> take 480 ms
>>> to return. Try to calculate how many time w_scan would work with
>>> that. The
>>> calculus is easy:
>>> see how many ioctl's are called by each frequency and multiply by the
>>> number
>>> of frequencies
>>> that it would be seek. You should then add the delay introduced over
>>> streaming the data
>>> from the demux, using the same calculus. This is the additional time
>>> over a
>>> local w_scan.
>>>
>>> A grouch calculus with scandvb: to tune into a single DVB-C
>>> frequency, it
>>> used 45 ioctls.
>>> Each taking 480 ms round trip would mean an extra delay of 21.6 seconds.
>>> There are 155
>>> possible frequencies here. So, imagining that scan could deal with 21.6
>>> seconds of delay
>>> for each channel (with it doesn't), the extra delay added by it is 1
>>> hour
>>> (45 * 0.48 * 155).
>>>
>>> On the other hand, a solution like the one described by Florian would
>>> introduce a delay of
>>> 480 ms for the entire scan to happen, as only one data packet would be
>>> needed to send a
>>> scan request, and one one stream of packets traveling at 10GB/s would
>>> bring
>>> the answer
>>> back.
>>
>> Andreas was excited by your imaginations and calculations, but not me.
>> Now you again manifested you are not treating me as partner for
>> discussion.
>> Otherwise you should try to understand how-that-ugly-hack works.
>> But you surelly didn't try to do it at all.
>>
>> How do you find those 45 ioctls for DVB-C tune?
>
> With strace. See how many ioctl's are called for each tune. Ok, perhaps
> scandvb
> is badly written, but if your idea is to support 100% of the
> applications, you
> should be prepared for badly written applications.
>
> $strace -e ioctl scandvb dvbc-teste
> scanning dvbc-teste
> using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
> ioctl(3, FE_GET_INFO, 0x60a640) = 0
> initial transponder 573000000 5217000 0 5
>>>> tune to: 573000000:INVERSION_AUTO:5217000:FEC_NONE:QAM_256
> ioctl(3, FE_SET_FRONTEND, 0x7fff5f7f2cd0) = 0
> ioctl(3, FE_READ_STATUS, 0x7fff5f7f2cfc) = 0
> ioctl(3, FE_READ_STATUS, 0x7fff5f7f2cfc) = 0
> ioctl(3, FE_READ_STATUS, 0x7fff5f7f2cfc) = 0
> ioctl(4, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1ad0) = 0
> ioctl(5, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1ad0) = 0
> ioctl(6, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1ad0) = 0
> ioctl(7, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(8, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(9, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(10, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(11, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(12, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(13, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(14, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(15, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(16, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(17, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(18, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(19, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(20, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(21, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(22, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(23, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(24, DMX_SET_FILTER, 0x7fff5f7f1910) = 0
> ioctl(4, DMX_STOP, 0x1) = 0
> ioctl(15, DMX_STOP, 0x1) = 0
> ioctl(11, DMX_STOP, 0x1) = 0
> ioctl(22, DMX_STOP, 0x1) = 0
> ioctl(17, DMX_STOP, 0x1) = 0
> ioctl(16, DMX_STOP, 0x1) = 0

You don't need to wait for write-only operations. Basically all demux
ioctls are write-only. Since vtunerc is using dvb-core's software demux
*locally*, errors for invalid arguments etc. will be returned as usual.

What's left is one call to FE_SET_FRONTEND for each frequency to tune
to, and one FE_READ_STATUS for each time the lock status is queried.
Note that one may use FE_GET_EVENT instead of FE_READ_STATUS to get
notified of status changes asynchronously if desired.

Btw.: FE_SET_FRONTEND doesn't block either, because the driver callback
is called from a dvb_frontend's *local* kernel thread.

Regards,
Andreas


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