[PATCH v2 3/3] [media] rc: remove change_protocol in rc-ir-raw.c
Mauro Carvalho Chehab
m.chehab at samsung.com
Wed Aug 27 04:34:47 PDT 2014
Em Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:42:34 +0800
zhangfei <zhangfei.gao at linaro.org> escreveu:
> On 08/21/2014 07:50 PM, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > Em Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:24:45 +0800
> > Zhangfei Gao <zhangfei.gao at linaro.org> escreveu:
> >> With commit 4924a311a62f ("[media] rc-core: rename ir-raw.c"),
> >> empty change_protocol was introduced.
> > No. This was introduced on this changeset:
> > commit da6e162d6a4607362f8478c715c797d84d449f8b
> > Author: David Härdeman <david at hardeman.nu>
> > Date: Thu Apr 3 20:32:16 2014 -0300
> > [media] rc-core: simplify sysfs code
> >> As a result, rc_register_device will set dev->enabled_protocols
> >> addording to rc_map->rc_type, which prevent using all protocols.
> > I strongly suspect that this patch will break some things, as
> > the new code seems to expect that this is always be set.
> > See the code at store_protocols(): if this callback is not set,
> > then it won't allow to disable a protocol.
> > Also, this doesn't prevent using all protocols. You can still use
> > "ir-keytable -p all" to enable all protocols (the "all" protocol
> > type were introduced recently at the userspace tool).
> > From the way I see, setting the protocol when a table is loaded
> > is not a bad thing, as:
> > - if RC tables are loaded, the needed protocol to decode it is
> > already known;
> > - by running just one IR decoder, the IR handling routine will
> > be faster and will consume less power;
> > - on a real case scenario, it is a way more likely that just one
> > decoder will ever be needed by the end user.
> > So, I think that this is just annoying for developers when are checking
> > if all decoders are working, by sending keycodes from different IR types
> > at the same time.
> Thanks Mauro for the kind explanation.
> ir-keytable seems also enalbe specific protocol
> -p, --protocol=PROTOCOL
> Currently we use lirc user space decoder/keymap and only need
> pulse-length information from kernel.
Well, you can use ir-keytable to disable everything but lirc, not
compile the other hardware decoders or directly write "lirc" to
/sys/class/rc/rc0/protocols (see Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-rc).
Anyway, I suggest you to use the hardware decoder instead of lirc,
as the in-kernel decoders should be lighter than lirc and works pretty
well, but this is, of course, your decision.
Btw, it would make sense, IMHO, to have a way to setup LIRC daemon to
enable LIRC output on a given remote controller, and, optionally,
disabling the hardware decoders that are needlessly enabled.
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