[PATCH 11/15] [media] Deprecate v4l2_mbus_pixelcode

Sakari Ailus sakari.ailus at iki.fi
Wed Nov 5 07:22:52 PST 2014

Hi Boris,

On Wed, Nov 05, 2014 at 04:15:38PM +0100, Boris Brezillon wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Nov 2014 17:08:15 +0200
> Sakari Ailus <sakari.ailus at iki.fi> wrote:
> > I would keep the original file name, even if the compatibility definitions
> > are there. I don't see any harm in having them around as well.
> > 
> That's the part I was not sure about.
> The goal of this patch (and the following ones) is to deprecate
> v4l2_mbus_pixelcode enum and its values by adding a #warning when
> v4l2-mediabus.h file is included, thus encouraging people to use new
> definitions.
> Do you see another solution to generate such warnings at compilation
> time ?

Do you think we need a warning? In a general case we can't start renaming
interface headers once the preferred interface changes, albeit in this case
it would be a possibility.

The presence of the formats defined from now on only in the new definitions
should be good enough. There are many cases such as this in the V4L2 and
other APIs.

I wonder what others think.

Sakari Ailus
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