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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v5 6/9] media: tegra: Add Tegra210 Video input driver
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On 3/25/20 12:03 PM, Sakari Ailus wrote:
> Hi Sowjanya,
>
> Thanks for the patchset.
>
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 10:52:32AM -0700, Sowjanya Komatineni wrote:
>> Tegra210 contains a powerful Video Input (VI) hardware controller
>> which can support up to 6 MIPI CSI camera sensors.
>>
>> Each Tegra CSI port can be one-to-one mapped to VI channel and can
>> capture from an external camera sensor connected to CSI or from
>> built-in test pattern generator.
>>
>> Tegra210 supports built-in test pattern generator from CSI to VI.
>>
>> This patch adds a V4L2 media controller and capture driver support
>> for Tegra210 built-in CSI to VI test pattern generator.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Sowjanya Komatineni <skomatineni@nvidia.com>
>> ---
>> drivers/staging/media/Kconfig | 2 +
>> drivers/staging/media/Makefile | 1 +
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/Kconfig | 10 +
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/Makefile | 8 +
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/TODO | 10 +
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/tegra-common.h | 263 +++++++
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/tegra-csi.c | 522 ++++++++++++++
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/tegra-csi.h | 118 ++++
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/tegra-vi.c | 1058 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/tegra-vi.h | 83 +++
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/tegra-video.c | 129 ++++
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/tegra-video.h | 32 +
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/tegra210.c | 754 ++++++++++++++++++++
>> drivers/staging/media/tegra/tegra210.h | 192 +++++
>
> Why staging? Are there reasons not to aim this to the kernel proper right
> away? If you only support TPG, the driver may not have too many (if any)
> real users anyway.

A TPG-only driver is not very useful, and I do not believe that belongs in
the kernel proper. The next phase will add sensor support, and that's a good
time to move it in the kernel itself.

Regards,

Hans

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