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Re: Bah! How do I change channels?

On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 3:02 PM, Andy Walls<awalls@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> All I'm saying is that it is obviously the expected behavior, it the
> specified behavior, and all the userland apps and scripts are written
> with that behavior in mind.
> The applications' expectation of that behavior is, of course, why we are
> having this discussion.
> Assuming arguendo, maintaing state in the face of power management is a
> hard requirement on the driver; I'll still contend it's harder to change
> the existing base of applications and user scripts.  Until the spec and
> all the existing apps change, not adhering to the spec leads to user
> confusion.

I guess that means that every product that has a tuner which
implements the sleep callback is broken.  And yet this is the first
case I've heard a user complain, which makes me wonder how big a
population is out there that is using scripts to control the tuner.  I
suspect most people are just using applications like MythTV, xawtv or
tvtime, which won't have these issues.

I don't intend to come across as argumentative, but if we haven't
heard a massive outcry about this by now, maybe nobody actually cares
and thus we shouldn't spend the time to build a whole infrastructure
to preserve the driver state across the low power mode.  Those people
who really do care can just disable the power management with a
modprobe option.


Devin J. Heitmueller - Kernel Labs

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