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Date:   Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:10:53 +0000
From:   Sean Young <sean@...s.org>
To:     Ivaylo Dimitrov <ivo.g.dimitrov.75@...il.com>
Cc:     linux-media@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Timo Kokkonen <timo.t.kokkonen@....fi>,
        Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>,
        Pali Rohár <pali.rohar@...il.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/5] [media] ir-rx51: port to rc-core

Hi Ivo,

On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 03:50:42PM +0200, Ivaylo Dimitrov wrote:
> On 30.12.2016 15:30, Sean Young wrote:
> >
> >On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 01:07:52PM +0000, Sean Young wrote:
> >>Hi Ivo,,
> >>
> >>On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 01:30:01PM +0200, Ivaylo Dimitrov wrote:
> >>>On 20.12.2016 19:50, Sean Young wrote:
> >>>>This driver was written using lirc since rc-core did not support
> >>>>transmitter-only hardware at that time. Now that it does, port
> >>>>this driver.
> >>>>
> >>>>Compile tested only.
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>I guess after that change, there will be no more /dev/lircN device, right?
> >>>Neither will LIRC_XXX IOCTL codes be supported?
> >>
> >>Quite the opposite, /dev/lircN and all the LIRC_XXX ioctls will still be
> >>supported through ir-lirc-codec.c.
> >>
> >>By using rc-core, the driver will be more succinct, and some latent bugs
> >>will be fixed. For example, at the moment it is possible to write hours
> >>of IR data and keep the n900 from suspending.
> >>
> >>I'm working on lirc scancode sending and receiving using the IR encoders,
> >>and when that is in place, any rc-core driver will get it for free.
> >>
> >>>That looks to me as a completely new driver, not a port to new API.
> >>>
> >>>Right now there are applications using the current behaviour (pierogi for
> >>>example), which will be broken by the change.
> >>
> >>Nothing should break.
> >
> >Speaking of which, if you would please test this, that would be great. My
> >N900 died many years ago.
> >
> 
> Will do, but next year :) .

Have you had a chance to test the ir-rx51 changes?

Thanks
Sean

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