[PATCH V2 0/3] Add vchi_queue_kernel_message and vchi_queue_user_message
stefan.wahren at i2se.com
Wed Jan 25 09:39:38 PST 2017
> Michael Zoran <mzoran at crowfest.net> hat am 25. Januar 2017 um 17:53 geschrieben:
> On Wed, 2017-01-25 at 06:23 -0800, Michael Zoran wrote:
> > On Wed, 2017-01-25 at 17:12 +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > > > Again, that's not my decision. I can go either way. But if the
> > > > decision was made to delete it, I think the 4.10 version should
> > > > also be
> > > > deleted because the same logic applies. Nothing uses it 4.10
> > > > either
> > > > and 4.10 is still an RC.
> > >
> > > Nah. No rush. We can delete it in another kernel release or two
> > > if
> > > we
> > > can't figure out the issue.
> > >
> > > Let's first figure out why the other code hasn't been upstreamed.
> > > You
> > > must have at least looked at it to be sending these patches. Do
> > > you
> > > know what the story is?
> > No, not really. Some of it may simply be that nobody has taken the
> > time to upstream them.
> > Some of it my be the nature of the RPI which is fundamentially(at
> > least
> > the history of it), a toy. Either for children or people that want
> > to
> > tinker with things. So some of the downstream code doesn't always
> > follow all the rules that upstream drivers would. Because like I
> > said
> > at least historically, it's a toy.
> > I have submitted some small changes to the drivers that hook into
> > vc04_services mostly for HDMI audio. But it's only small changes...
> > Like I said, my goal here was simply to get ARM64 to work on the RPI3
> > and HDMI audio was important to me. And vc04_services was necessary
> So Greg/Dan/Eric:
> Have we come to any conclusion on how things are going to proceed with
> this driver?
Looking at the TODO shows 3 candidates: vc_mem, bcm2835-camera, VCSM
I suggest to pick one first, because the kernel developer for bcm2835 are limited. So my favorite would be bcm2835-camera, since it's the only driver with a practical application for a non-developer.
@Michael: Does this make sense to you?
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