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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 00/26] Improve DVB documentation and reduce its gap
Em Mon, 4 Sep 2017 11:40:59 +0200
Honza Petrouš <> escreveu:

> > So, IMHO, the interface is broken by design. Perhaps that's
> > the reason why no upstream driver uses it.
> I have the same feeling regarding brokenness.
> >
> > What seems to be a much better design would be to use the demux
> > set filter ioctls and route the PIDs to the right CA.
> >
> I don't have access to any programmer reference documentation
> for any modern DVB-enabled SoC, but I see two possible scenario
> of connecting descramblers to the demuxes (most of modern SoCs
> have more then one demux) - static one, when every demux has
> predefined descramblers already connected to it and dynamic ones,
> when any descrambler can be connected to the any demux.

I don't have access to the documentation either, but I know
some designs that have multiple demods that are dynamically set.
Some hardware even allow to dynamically change the maximum amount
of filters per demod at runtime.

> From that reason I vote to have some descrambler specific ioctl,
> which allow more flexibility then if we add it to the filter set ioctl.

I suspect that doing it at the demod does a lot more sense.

Anyway, someone should come with a driver requiring it upstream
for us to discuss and find the better alternatives to support.


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