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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Cedrus driver
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Hi Maxime,

Il 28/11/2017 09:35, Maxime Ripard ha scritto:
> 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

Great, I'm cloning.
1st: have it working with A20 with kernel as is and libva as buildroot
package
2nd: porting to sunxi-next branch of linux-sunxi and check libva if can
work as is

Thank you

>
> Maxime
>


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