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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.10 14/36] media: rkisp1: uapi: change hist_bins array type from __u16 to __u32
On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 02:39:41PM +0100, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> On 09/02/2021 14:02, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 09, 2021 at 01:45:35PM +0100, Dafna Hirschfeld wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Am 08.02.21 um 21:46 schrieb Hans Verkuil:
> >>> On 08/02/2021 18:57, Sasha Levin wrote:
> >>>> From: Dafna Hirschfeld <dafna.hirschfeld@collabora.com>
> >>>>
> >>>> [ Upstream commit 31f190e0ccac8b75d33fdc95a797c526cf9b149e ]
> >>>>
> >>>> Each entry in the array is a 20 bits value composed of 16 bits unsigned
> >>>> integer and 4 bits fractional part. So the type should change to __u32.
> >>>> In addition add a documentation of how the measurements are done.
> >>>
> >>> Dafna, Helen, does it make sense at all to backport these three patches to
> >>> when rkisp1 was a staging driver?
> >>>
> >>> I would be inclined not to backport this.
> >>
> >> I also don't think it makes sense since this changes the uapi and it is not really a bug fix.
> >
> > Why was it ok to change the uapi in a newer kernel and not an older one?
>
> In the older kernels this was a staging driver and the driver API was not public.
> It's debatable whether there is any benefit from trying to backport patches like
> this to a staging driver like that.
>
> Also, these backports are incomplete, there are other patches that would need to
> be applied to make this work. Applying just these three patches without the other
> three (commits 66d81de7ea9d, fc672d806bd7 and ef357e02b6c4) makes it very messy
> indeed.
>
> I'd just leave the staging driver in older kernels as-is. Certainly don't just
> apply these three patches without the other three commits, that would make it
> even worse.

Fair enough, Sasha, can you drop these?

thanks,

greg k-h

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