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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Cedrus driver
On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 01:03:59AM +0100, Giulio Benetti wrote:
> Hi Maxime,
>
> Il 16/11/2017 14:42, Giulio Benetti ha scritto:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Il 16/11/2017 14:39, Maxime Ripard ha scritto:
> > > On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 02:17:08PM +0100, Giulio Benetti wrote:
> > > > Hi Hans,
> > > >
> > > > Il 16/11/2017 14:12, Hans Verkuil ha scritto:
> > > > > On 16/11/17 13:57, Giulio Benetti wrote:
> > > > > > Il 16/11/2017 13:53, Maxime Ripard ha scritto:
> > > > > > > On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 01:30:52PM +0100, Giulio Benetti wrote:
> > > > > > > > > On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 11:37:30AM +0100, Giulio Benetti wrote:
> > > > > > > > > > Il 16/11/2017 11:31, Andreas Baierl ha scritto:
> > > > > > > > > > > Am 16.11.2017 um 11:13 schrieb Giulio Benetti:
> > > > > > > > > > > > Hello,
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Hello,
> > > > > > > > > > > > I'm wondering why cedrus
> > > > > > > > > > > > https://github.com/FlorentRevest/linux-sunxi-cedrus
> > > > > > > > > > > > has never been
> > > > > > > > > > > > merged with linux-sunxi sunxi-next.
> > > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Because it is not ready to be
> > > > > > > > > > > merged. It depends on the v4l2
> > > > > > > > > > > request
> > > > > > > > > > > API, which was not merged and which is re-worked atm.
> > > > > > > > > > > Also, sunxi-cedrus itself is not in
> > > > > > > > > > > a finished state and is not as
> > > > > > > > > > > feature-complete to be merged. Anyway it might be something for
> > > > > > > > > > > staging... Has there been a [RFC] on the mailing list at all?
> > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > Where can I find a list of TODOs to get it ready to be merged?
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Assuming that the request API is in, we'd need to:
> > > > > > > > >       - Finish the MPEG4 support
> > > > > > > > >       - Work on more useful codecs (H264 comes to my mind)
> > > > > > > > >       - Implement the DRM planes support for
> > > > > > > > > the custom frame format
> > > > > > > > >       - Implement the DRM planes support for scaling
> > > > > > > > >       - Test it on more SoCs
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > Or something along those lines.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Lot of work to do
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Well... If it was fast and easy it would have been done already :)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > :))
> > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > > I see it seems to be dead, no commit in 1 year.
> > > > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > > > Yes, because the author did this
> > > > > > > > > > > during an internship, which ended
> > > > > > > > > > > ...
> > > > > > > > > > > Afaik nobody picked up his work yet.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > That's not entirely true. Some work has been
> > > > > > > > > done by Thomas (in CC),
> > > > > > > > > especially on the display engine side, but last time we talked his
> > > > > > > > > work was not really upstreamable.
> > > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > > We will also resume that effort starting next march.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Is it possible a preview on a separate
> > > > > > > > Reporitory to start working on now?
> > > > > > > > Expecially to start porting everything done by
> > > > > > > > FlorentRevest to mainline,
> > > > > > > > admitted you've not already done.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > I'm not sure what you're asking for. Florent's work
> > > > > > > *was* on mainline.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > and then they took it off because it was unmantained?
> > > > > > You've spoken about Thomas(in CC) not ready,
> > > > > > maybe I could help on that if it's public to accelerate.
> > > > > > If I'm able to of course, this is my primary concern.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Otherwise, in which way can I help improving it to make
> > > > > > it accept to linux-sunxi?
> > > > > > Starting from Florent's work and porting it to sunxi-next to begin?
> > > > > > And after that adding all features you've listed?
> > > > > > Tell me what I can do(I repeat, if I'm able to).
> > > > >
> > > > > The bottleneck is that the Request API is not mainlined. We
> > > > > restarted work
> > > > > on it after a meeting a few weeks back where we all agreed
> > > > > on the roadmap
> > > > > so hopefully it will go into mainline Q1 or Q2 next year.
> > > > >
> > > > > That said, you can use Florent's patch series for further development.
> > > > > It should be relatively easy to convert it to the final version of the
> > > > > Request API. Just note that the public API of the final
> > > > > Request API will
> > > > > be somewhat different from the old version Florent's patch
> > > > > series is using.
> > > >
> > > > So I'm going to try soon to :
> > > > 1) adapt that patchset to sunxi-next
> > > > 2) add A20 support
> > > > 3) add A33 support
> > > > 4) after mainlined APIs, merge
> > >
> > > That sounds good. Thomas already has the support for the A20, and as I
> > > was saying, there is someone that is going to work full time on this
> > > in a couple monthes on our side.
> > >
> > > I'll set up a git repo on github so that we can collaborate until the
> > > request API is ready.
>
> Any news about git repo?
> When do you plan to do it more or less?

I started to do it yesterday.

https://github.com/free-electrons/linux-cedrus
https://github.com/free-electrons/libva-cedrus

Maxime

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Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
http://free-electrons.com
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