On Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 07:53:43PM +0200, Matthias Reichl wrote: > Hi Sean, > > On Sun, Apr 08, 2018 at 10:19:35PM +0100, Sean Young wrote: > > The current IR decoding is much too slow. Many IR protocols rely on > > a trailing space for decoding (e.g. rc-6 needs to know when the bits > > end). The trailing space is generated by the IR timeout, and if this > > is longer than required, buttons can feel slow to respond. > > > > The other issue is the keyup timer. IR has no concept of a keyup message, > > this is implied by the absence of IR. So, minimising the timeout for > > this makes buttons less "sticky"; the are released much quicker. > > > > With these patches in place, using IR with the builtin decoders is much > > improved and feels very snappy. > > > > Changes since v1: > > - lost more testing > > - fixed various issues with mce decoder > > - fixed mceusb so it can use better timeout too > > thanks, this version is working fine with meson-ir and gpio-rc-recv > (latter on RPi). I mainly tested it with rc-5 remotes so far, more > will follow and I'll update LibreELEC in a day or two to include > the v2 series.
Thanks again for testing! > Also thanks a lot for the mce_kbd fixes, I was just going to dig > into the decoder (we received a bug report about stuck keys with > mce_kbd last week), your patches can in just at the right time :) > > I had a closer look at ir-mce_kbd-decoder.c and noticed 2 things > (which can be handled separately): > > It looks like the input_sync call in the state machine error > path is not necessary: > > out: > dev_dbg(&dev->dev, "failed at state %i (%uus %s)\n", > data->state, TO_US(ev.duration), TO_STR(ev.pulse)); > data->state = STATE_INACTIVE; > input_sync(data->idev); > return -EINVAL; > > If I followed the code paths correctly states that generate > input events won't go to out, only paths were no events are > generated jump to out - but better verify that, I could have > missed something. The input_sync() patch is in mce_kbd_rx_timeout() code path, which doesn't go through this. Hopefully it should fix the keys stuck issue. > The other thing I noticed is that there's no spinlock synchronizing > the events from the timeout callback with the ones from the state > machine - like keylock in rc-main. So the code could potentially > be racy (if the timeout fires while the state machine is outputting > events). This timeout is for sending keyups in case no keyup is received from the keyboard via input_report_key(). The input system does locking for us (see drivers/input/input.c:436). Sean