[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Change FrontendPoll to also use FE_READ_STATUS to get frontend status.

Claudio Luck cluck at ethz.ch
Fri Jun 13 05:56:52 CEST 2008

Gregor Fuis wrote:
 > How come that VLC is not causing any problems to DVB-S cards with latest
> hg drivers. I don't know VLC code very well, but do you think that I
> could disable this retuning every 10 seconds without causing another
> issues to VLC DVB handling.

It seems some drivers don't report frontend status on frontend events
and instead require the use of the ioctl FE_READ_STATUS. VLC relies on
the first only, szap on the latter only.

The attached patch takes advantage of both. Does it solve the problem?

Though I still think that such drivers are broken and should be fixed.

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