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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/3] media: vimc: Allow multiple capture devices to use the same sensor
Hi Kaaira,

On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 11:39:49PM +0530, Kaaira Gupta wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 01:51:12PM +0300, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 05:32:10PM +0530, Kaaira Gupta wrote:
> > > This is version 2 of the patch series posted by Niklas for allowing
> > > multiple streams in VIMC.
> > > The original series can be found here:
> > > https://patchwork.kernel.org/cover/10948831/
> > >
> > > This series adds support for two (or more) capture devices to be
> > > connected to the same sensors and run simultaneously. Each capture device
> > > can be started and stopped independent of each other.
> > >
> > > Patch 1/3 and 2/3 deals with solving the issues that arises once two
> > > capture devices can be part of the same pipeline. While 3/3 allows for
> > > two capture devices to be part of the same pipeline and thus allows for
> > > simultaneously use.
> >
> > I think this is really nice work, as it will make the vimc driver even
> > more useful for testing purposes.
> >
> > I however just noticed that the patches seem to have lost Niklas'
> > authorship. Niklas posted v1 ([1]), and while there's absolutely no
> > issue with taking over a patch series (especially when the original
> > author is aware of that, and approves :-)), it's customary to keep the
> > original authorship.
>
> Hm, I had a meeting with Kieren yesterday where he explained this to me.
> I wasn't aware of the distinction between authorship and a Signed-off
> tag, I thought signed-off implies authorship. Now that I know this, I
> will amend this in the next version I send.

No worries at all. The process is complicated :-)

> > Authorship, as recorded in the commit's "Author:" field (displayed by
> > "git show" or "git log" for instance), is distinct from Signed-off-by.
> > The original Signed-off-by line needs to be preserved to indicate the
> > original author's commitment to the certificate of origin ([2]), but in
> > itself that doesn't acknowledge original authorship of the code.
> >
> > I'm sure this is an oversight. Authorship can easily be changed with the
> > --author option to "git commit --amend".
> >
> > $ git show -s
> > commit 8be3a53e18e0e1a98f288f6c7f5e9da3adbe9c49 (HEAD -> tmp)
> > Merge: fc10807db5ce 3c597282887f
> > Author: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> > Date: Wed Jun 24 17:39:30 2020 -0700
> >
> > Merge tag 'erofs-for-5.8-rc3-fixes' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/xiang/erofs
> >
> > Pull erofs fix from Gao Xiang:
> > "Fix a regression which uses potential uninitialized high 32-bit value
> > unexpectedly recently observed with specific compiler options"
> >
> > * tag 'erofs-for-5.8-rc3-fixes' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/xiang/erofs:
> > erofs: fix partially uninitialized misuse in z_erofs_onlinepage_fixup
> > $ git commit --amend --author 'Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart@ideasonboard.com>'
> > [tmp 6a7191c2aee9] Merge tag 'erofs-for-5.8-rc3-fixes' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/xiang/erofs
> > Date: Wed Jun 24 17:39:30 2020 -0700
> > $ git show -s
> > commit 6a7191c2aee9e4a2ba375f14c821bc9b4d7f881b (HEAD -> tmp)
> > Merge: fc10807db5ce 3c597282887f
> > Author: Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart@ideasonboard.com>
> > Date: Wed Jun 24 17:39:30 2020 -0700
> >
> > Merge tag 'erofs-for-5.8-rc3-fixes' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/xiang/erofs
> >
> > Pull erofs fix from Gao Xiang:
> > "Fix a regression which uses potential uninitialized high 32-bit value
> > unexpectedly recently observed with specific compiler options"
> >
> > * tag 'erofs-for-5.8-rc3-fixes' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/xiang/erofs:
> > erofs: fix partially uninitialized misuse in z_erofs_onlinepage_fixup
> >
> > Not that I would try to take ownership of a commit authored by Linus, I
> > doubt he would appreciate that :-)
> >
> > Authorship is normally preserved through git-format-patch,
> > git-send-email and git-am:
> >
> > - git-format-patch sets the "From:" line to the patch's author
> >
> > - If the "From:" line is different than the mail sender, git-send-email
> > replaces it with the sender's identity (as we don't want to forge
> > e-mails with an incorrect sender). It then adds the original "From:"
> > line *inside* the mail, just after the headers, right before the body
> > of the commit message.
> >
> > - git-am sets the author to the "From:" line from the e-mail's body if
> > it exists, and uses the "From:" line from the e-mail's header (the
> > sender's identity) otherwise.
> >
> > If you use those tools authorship should get preserved automatically.
> >
> > Of course new patches that you would add to the series should have your
> > authorship.
> >
> > I hope this helps clarifying the process, please let me know if you have
> > any question.
> >
> > [1] https://lore.kernel.org/linux-media/20190518010744.15195-1-niklas.soderlund+renesas@ragnatech.se/
> > [2] https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst#n431
> >
> > > Changes since v1:
> > > - All three patches rebased on latest media-tree.
> > > Patch 3:
> > > - Search for an entity with a non-NULL pipe instead of searching
> > > for sensor. This terminates the search at output itself.
> > >
> > > Kaaira Gupta (3):
> > > media: vimc: Add usage count to subdevices
> > > media: vimc: Serialize vimc_streamer_s_stream()
> > > media: vimc: Join pipeline if one already exists
> > >
> > > .../media/test-drivers/vimc/vimc-capture.c | 35 ++++++++++++++++++-
> > > .../media/test-drivers/vimc/vimc-debayer.c | 8 +++++
> > > drivers/media/test-drivers/vimc/vimc-scaler.c | 8 +++++
> > > drivers/media/test-drivers/vimc/vimc-sensor.c | 9 ++++-
> > > .../media/test-drivers/vimc/vimc-streamer.c | 23 +++++++-----
> > > 5 files changed, 73 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

--
Regards,

Laurent Pinchart

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