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SubjectRe: [linux-sunxi] Cedrus driver
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Hi,

On 28-11-17 12:26, Giulio Benetti wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
>
> Il 28/11/2017 12:20, Thomas van Kleef ha scritto:
>> On 28-11-17 10:50, Giulio Benetti wrote:
>>> 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
>>> So, I have been rebasing to 4.14.0 and have the cedrus driver working.
>> I have pulled linux-mainline 4.14.0. Then pulled the requests2 branch from Hans
>> Verkuil's media_tree. I have a patch available of the merge between these 2
>> branches.
>> After this I pulled the sunxi-cedrus repository from Florent Revests github. I
>> believe this one is the same as the ones you are cloning right now.
>> I have merged this and have a patch available for this as well.
>>
>> So to summarize:
>>   o pulled linux 4.14 from:
>>      https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git
>>   o pulled requests2 from:
>>      https://git.linuxtv.org/hverkuil/media_tree.git?h=requests2
>>      will be replaced with the work, when it is done, in:
>>       https://git.linuxtv.org/hverkuil/media_tree.git?h=ctrl-req-v2
>>   o pulled linux-sunxi-cedrus from:
>>      https://github.com/FlorentRevest/linux-sunxi-cedrus
>>
>>   o merged and made patch between linux4.14 and requests2
>>   o merged and made patch with linux-sunxi-cedrus
>>   o Verified that the video-engine is decofing mpeg-2 on the Allwinner A20.
>>
>> So maybe if someone is interested in this, I could place the patches somewhere?
>> Just let me know.
>
> Sure it's interesting!
> You could setup your github repo with all you patches applied as commits, but I think you should work against linux-sunxi sunxi-next branch.
>
>>
>> It would be nice to be able to play a file, so I would have to prepare our
>> custom player and make a patch between the current sunxi-cedrus-drv-video and
>> the one on https://github.com/FlorentRevest/sunxi-cedrus-drv-video.
>> So I will start with this if there is any interest.
>
> I am interested for sure.
>
>>
>> Should I be working in sunxi-next I wonder?
>
> Yes, this is the best way, cedrus is very specific to sunxi.
> So before working on mainline, I think the best is to work un sunxi-next branch.
Is the requests2 api in sunxi-next?
>
> Is it right Maxime?
>
>>>>
>>>> Maxime
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>
Thomas

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