[RFC PATCH] Add bridge driver to connect sensors to CIO2 device via software nodes on ACPI platforms

Andy Shevchenko andy.shevchenko at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 14:08:09 UTC 2020


On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 4:31 PM Kieran Bingham
<kieran.bingham at ideasonboard.com> wrote:
> On 17/09/2020 10:47, Dan Scally wrote:
> > On 17/09/2020 08:53, Greg KH wrote:
> >> On Wed, Sep 16, 2020 at 10:36:18PM +0100, Daniel Scally wrote:

> >>>  drivers/staging/media/ipu3/Kconfig       |  15 +
> >>>  drivers/staging/media/ipu3/Makefile      |   1 +
> >>>  drivers/staging/media/ipu3/cio2-bridge.c | 448 +++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> Why does this have to be in drivers/staging/ at all?  Why not spend the
> >> time to fix it up properly and get it merged correctly?  It's a very
> >> small driver, and should be smaller, so it should not be a lot of work
> >> to do.  And it would be faster to do that than to take it through
> >> staging...
> > I was just under the impression that that was the process to be honest,
> > if that's not right I'll just move it directly to drivers/media/ipu3
>
> The IPU3 driver is still in staging (unless I've missed something), so I
> think this cio2-bridge should stay with it.

You missed something.
https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/v5.9-rc5/source/drivers/media/pci/intel

IPU3 from Freescale (IIRC) is a different story.

> Hopefully with more users of the IPU3 brought in by this cio2-bridge,
> that will help gather momentum to get the IPU3 developments required
> completed and moved into drivers/media.

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With Best Regards,
Andy Shevchenko


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