On Wed, 2009-11-25 at 13:20 -0500, Devin Heitmueller wrote: > On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 1:07 PM, Jarod Wilson <ja...@wilsonet.com> wrote: > > Took me a minute to figure out exactly what you were talking about. You're > > referring to the current in-kernel decoding done on an ad-hoc basis for > > assorted remotes bundled with capture devices, correct? > > > > Admittedly, unifying those and the lirc driven devices hasn't really been > > on my radar. > > This is one of the key use cases I would be very concerned with. For > many users who have bought tuner products, the bundled remotes work > "out-of-the-box", regardless of whether lircd is installed. I have no > objection so much as to saying "well, you have to install the lircd > service now", but there needs to be a way for the driver to > automatically tell lirc what the default remote control should be, to > avoid a regression in functionality. We cannot go from a mode where > it worked automatically to a mode where now inexperienced users now > have to deal with the guts of getting lircd properly configured. > > If such an interface were available, I would see to it that at least > all the devices I have added RC support for will continue to work > (converting the in-kernel RC profiles to lirc RC profiles as needed > and doing the associations with the driver). > > The other key thing I don't think we have given much thought to is the > fact that in many tuners, the hardware does RC decoding and just > returns NEC/RC5/RC6 codes. And in many of those cases, the hardware > has to be configured to know what format to receive. We probably need > some kernel API such that the hardware can tell lirc what formats are > supported, and another API call to tell the hardware which mode to > operate in.
Please think about how we would need to augment the v4l_subdev_ir_ops: http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/file/74ad936bcca2/linux/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h#l246 http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/file/74ad936bcca2/linux/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h#l305 http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/file/74ad936bcca2/linux/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h#l27 I think encapsulation of the various IR devices under V4L-DVB into v4l_subdevices can facilitate your suggestions. The CX23888 IR subdevice code configures itself to a single default setup for Tx and Rx: http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/file/74ad936bcca2/linux/drivers/media/video/cx23885/cx23888-ir.c#l1192 http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb/file/74ad936bcca2/linux/drivers/media/video/cx23885/cx23888-ir.c#l1211 but there isn't a reason V4L2 IR subdevices couldn't configure to a per "product" defaults based on information about the detected card from the main bridge driver code. Regards, Andy > This is why I think we really should put together a list of use cases, > so that we can see how any given proposal addresses those use cases. > I offered to do such, but nobody seemed really interested in this. > > Devin -- 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