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Date:	Mon, 22 Oct 2007 21:54:24 +0200
From:	Adrian Bunk <>
To:	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>
Cc:	Patrick Boettcher <>,
	v4l-dvb maintainer list <>,
Subject: Re: [v4l-dvb-maintainer] DVB: BANDWIDTH_TO_KHZ strangeness

On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 04:29:36PM -0200, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > I know that in the future the linux-dvb-API will also support other 
> > bandwidths so I'm begging for mercy for those 3 things here to not get too 
> > much out-of-sync with our internal code.
> I don't see much problem on keeping this for a while. 
> However, if not causing to much troubles for you to manage, I would to
> this, instead:
> #if 0
> 	/* Currently, DVB API allows only bandwidths starting from 5 GHz */
>         factor = BANDWIDTH_TO_KHZ(ch->u.ofdm.bandwidth);
>         if (factor >= 5000)
>                 factor = 1;
>         else
>                 factor = 6;
> #else
> 	factor = 6;
> #endif
> With the above code, scripts will automatically remove the
> dead code from the Kernel, while keeping it defined at the development
> environment.

Good compilers like gcc generate the same code for both cases [1], so 
there's no reason for changing anything.

The reason for my email was that it looked strange, but since it's 
intended I'd say it's OK.

> Cheers,
> Mauro


[1] except that your #else case contains the wrong value  ;-)


       "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
        of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
       "Only a promise," Lao Er said.
                                       Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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