Andy Walls wrote: > On Wed, 2009-12-02 at 14:55 -0500, Jarod Wilson wrote: >> On Dec 2, 2009, at 2:33 PM, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote: >> >>> Dmitry Torokhov wrote: >> ... >>>>>> (for each remote/substream that they can recognize). >>>>> I'm assuming that, by remote, you're referring to a remote receiver (and >>>>> not to >>>>> the remote itself), right? >>>> If we could separate by remote transmitter that would be the best I >>>> think, but I understand that it is rarely possible? >>> IMHO, the better is to use a separate interface for the IR transmitters, >>> on the devices that support this feature. There are only a few devices >>> I'm aware of that are able to transmit IR codes. >> If I'm thinking clearly, there are only three lirc kernel drivers that >> support transmit, lirc_mceusb, lirc_zilog and lirc_serial. The mceusb >> driver was posted, so I won't rehash what it is here. The zilog driver >> binds to a Zilog z80 microprocessor thingy (iirc) exposed via i2c, >> found on many Hauppauge v4l/dvb devices (PVR-150, HVR-1600, HD-PVR, >> etc). The serial driver is fairly self-explanatory as well. >> >> There are also a few userspace-driven devices that do transmit, but >> I'm assuming they're (currently) irrelevant to this discussion. > > > I've got the CX23888 integrated IR Rx done and Tx nearly done. I was > waiting to see how kfifo and lirc_dev panned out before making the > interface to userspace. > > The CX23885, CX23418, and CX2584x integrated IR is essentially the same. > I hope to have CX23885 IR done by Christmas. > > Both of those IR devices are/will be encapsulated in a v4l2_subdevice > object internally. I was going to write lirc_v4l glue between the > v4l2_device/v4l2_subdev_ir_ops and lirc_dev. > > As for the the I2C chips, I was going to go back and encapsulate those > in the v4l2_subdevice object as well, so then my notional lirc_v4l could > pick those up too. The I2C subsystem only allows one binding to an I2C > client address/name on a bus. So without some new glue like a notional > lirc_v4l, it *may* be hard to share between ir-kbd-i2c and lirc_i2c and > lirc_zilog.
Maybe you're having a bad time because you may be trying to integrate lirc at the wrong place. All devices at V4L tree including ir-kbd-i2c use ir-common.ko (at /drivers/media/common tree) module to communicate to IR's. I'm preparing some patches to extend this also to dvb-usb devices (that uses a close enough infrastructure). Also, most of the decoding code are there, in a form of helper routines. As the idea is to provide lirc interface to all devices that can work with raw pulse/space, the proper place is to write a subroutine there that, once called, will make those pulse/space raw codes available to lirc and will call the needed decoders to export them also to evdev. The code at ir-common module was originally built to be used by V4L, but I'm porting the code there to be generic enough to be a library that can be used by other drivers. So, lirc_zilog and other lirc devices that will need to open evdev interfaces after running a decoder can use them. Due to that, we shouldn't add v4l2_subdevice there. Nothing prevents to create a v4l2-ir-subdev glue if you want to see the IR's as subdevices, but this should be implemented as a separate module. Cheers, Mauro. -- 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