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authorAndy Walls <awalls@md.metrocast.net>2011-01-16 18:21:27 (GMT)
committerMauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>2011-01-17 13:38:04 (GMT)
commit7abc45e22a94e49cc2811365b8c5b16cb8267227 (patch)
treeaa894e3d3b1b283713601f5a3fefd13b2764d277
parente8f7da9a1d528e17b0d4d68bb342144a6b53d800 (diff)
[media] lirc_zilog: Update TODO.lirc_zilog
Signed-off-by: Andy Walls <awalls@md.metrocast.net> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
-rw-r--r--drivers/staging/lirc/TODO.lirc_zilog36
1 files changed, 30 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/staging/lirc/TODO.lirc_zilog b/drivers/staging/lirc/TODO.lirc_zilog
index 6aa312d..2d0263f 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/lirc/TODO.lirc_zilog
+++ b/drivers/staging/lirc/TODO.lirc_zilog
@@ -1,13 +1,37 @@
-The binding between hdpvr and lirc_zilog is currently disabled,
+1. Both ir-kbd-i2c and lirc_zilog provide support for RX events.
+The 'tx_only' lirc_zilog module parameter will allow ir-kbd-i2c
+and lirc_zilog to coexist in the kernel, if the user requires such a set-up.
+However the IR unit will not work well without coordination between the
+two modules. A shared mutex, for transceiver access locking, needs to be
+supplied by bridge drivers, in struct IR_i2_init_data, to both ir-kbd-i2c
+and lirc_zilog, before they will coexist usefully. This should be fixed
+before moving out of staging.
+
+2. References and locking need careful examination. For cx18 and ivtv PCI
+cards, which are not easily "hot unplugged", the imperfect state of reference
+counting and locking is acceptable if not correct. For USB connected units
+like HD PVR, PVR USB2, HVR-1900, and HVR1950, the likelyhood of an Ooops on
+unplug is probably great. Proper reference counting and locking needs to be
+implemented before this module is moved out of staging.
+
+3. The binding between hdpvr and lirc_zilog is currently disabled,
due to an OOPS reported a few years ago when both the hdpvr and cx18
drivers were loaded in his system. More details can be seen at:
http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-media@vger.kernel.org/msg09163.html
More tests need to be done, in order to fix the reported issue.
-There's a conflict between ir-kbd-i2c: Both provide support for RX events.
-Such conflict needs to be fixed, before moving it out of staging.
+4. In addition to providing a shared mutex for transceiver access
+locking, bridge drivers, if able, should provide a chip reset() callback
+to lirc_zilog via struct IR_i2c_init_data. cx18 and ivtv already have routines
+to perform Z8 chip resets via GPIO manipulations. This will allow lirc_zilog
+to bring the chip back to normal when it hangs, in the same places the
+original lirc_pvr150 driver code does. This is not strictly needed, so it
+is not required to move lirc_zilog out of staging.
+
+5. Both lirc_zilog and ir-kbd-i2c support the Zilog Z8 for IR, as programmed
+and installed on Hauppauge products. When working on either module, developers
+must consider at least the following bridge drivers which mention an IR Rx unit
+at address 0x71 (indicative of a Z8):
-The way I2C probe works, it will try to register the driver twice, one
-for RX and another for TX. The logic needs to be fixed to avoid such
-issue.
+ ivtv cx18 hdpvr pvrusb2 bt8xx cx88 saa7134

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