let's compare computer/software with a human 'device'.
A computer with more than one CPU/Kernel can handle min. 2 threads ore more (e. g. commands at same time) in real at the same time. Nice to have... If.
Because of much more efficiency a human brain can handle many more procedure's than a computer - allthough there is only one brain...
A human being can 'handle' mechanical things only one after the other ! We only have one pair of hands and feet.
Several people are able to do this simultaneous (like well progammed applications) - the rest of the world normally discharge their work in a manageable chain. Same as normal software...
Why talking abaout this ?
You can devide an application in as many threads (parallel carry out) as you wish to avoid blocking them from each other and have more stabilitly if any procdure crashes or hang.
Logically the speed will depend on the 'brain', memory, disk-acceptance of the machine and many more.
When working with DVB-Hardware mostly only one receiver/tuner is installed and this is similiar to 'normal people':
You can talk to only one person / can do only one work at the moment on the dependent 'interface' (mouth, legs, arms, ...).
'Please tune to this frequency, please give SignalInfo, please switch with this DiSEqC-command, please do this and please do that ... and Hands up: Give me all your money - immedeatly !'
I think this poor DVB-Tuner (with it's hopefully well programmed driver - oooooh my good...) is a little bit overstrained sometimes when it's been 'shoot' by several threads nearly at the same time ?!
Actually the slowest computer will react faster to your demand as you can click with your mouse or on keboard !
So let's think about smooth talking to the DVB-Hardware and process the results step by step
- Tune up, baby !
- Come on, lets move !
- Show me all your values !
- Gimme all your Data... as fast as you can.
- ... and several others DVB-commands can look like in human language
Always spend neccessary time for response - your wife / husband won't return with any aspected answer in micro-/milliseconds....
Did she / he ??!!
Yes ? - Don't tell it to other people in your neighborhood !!!
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