Hi folks, I am looking for details regarding the DVB frontend API. I've read linux-dvb-api-1.0.0.pdf, it roughly explains what the FE_READ_BER, FE_READ_SNR, FE_READ_SIGNAL_STRENGTH and FE_READ_UNCORRECTED_BLOCKS commands return, however it does not give any information about how the returned values should be interpreted (or, seen from the other end, how the frontend kernel drivers should encode these values.) If there documentation available that would explain this?
For example, the signal strength. All I know so far is that this is a 16-bit value. But then what? Do greater values represent stronger signal or weaker signal? Are 0x0000 and 0xffff special values? Is the returned value meaningful even when FE_HAS_SIGNAL is 0? When FE_HAS_LOCK is 0? Is the scale linear, or do some values have well-defined meanings, or is it arbitrary and each driver can have its own scale? What are the typical use cases by user-space application for this value? That's the kind of details I'd like to know, not only for the signal strength, but also for the SNR, BER and UB. Without this information, it seems a little difficult to have consistent frontend drivers. Thanks, -- Jean Delvare -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html