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From: "Ezequiel Garcia" <ezequiel@collabora.com>
To: "Hans Verkuil" <hverkuil@xs4all.nl>
Cc: "Linux Media Mailing List" <linux-media@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Daniel Almeida" <daniel.almeida@collabora.com>,
	"Jernej Škrabec" <jernej.skrabec@siol.net>,
	"Nicolas Dufresne" <nicolas@ndufresne.ca>,
	"Jonas Karlman" <jonas@kwiboo.se>,
	"Maxime Ripard" <mripard@kernel.org>,
	"Paul Kocialkowski" <paul.kocialkowski@bootlin.com>
Subject: Re: [RFC] Moving codec drivers out of staging
Date: Sat, 01 May 2021 13:43:48 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <49b1-608d4d00-2b-62afdf80@101971638> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <9bde97ea-aea7-3db4-407b-2ac9e13a9a28@xs4all.nl>

On Friday, April 30, 2021 03:48 -03, Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xs4all.nl> wrote: 
 
> Hi all,
> 
> I just posted the pull request to move the MPEG-2 stateless codec API out of staging,
> so after that only the HEVC stateless codec API is still in staging.
> 
> I think it is time to move the stateless codec drivers out of staging, and use a
> kernel config option to enable/disable the staging HEVC API:
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/media/Kconfig b/drivers/staging/media/Kconfig
> index ca59986b20f8..faa2fbeb29f0 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/media/Kconfig
> +++ b/drivers/staging/media/Kconfig
> @@ -22,6 +22,15 @@ if STAGING_MEDIA && MEDIA_SUPPORT
>  # Please keep them in alphabetic order
>  source "drivers/staging/media/atomisp/Kconfig"
> 
> +menuconfig STAGING_MEDIA_HEVC
> +	bool "Support HEVC in stateless codec drivers"
> +	default n
> +	help
> +	  This option allows you to enable support for the HEVC codec in
> +	  stateless codec drivers. The public API for HEVC is still under
> +	  development and is guaranteed to change in the future, so this
> +	  option should not be enabled unless you know what you are doing!
> +
>  source "drivers/staging/media/hantro/Kconfig"
> 
>  source "drivers/staging/media/imx/Kconfig"
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Is there any reason why hantro cannot be moved to mainline? It doesn't
> support HEVC, so it can just be moved. Ezequiel, can you check the TODO?
> I don't think there is anything there that prevents moving it.
> 

Hantro HEVC patches are posted :-)

> Same question for rkvdec, that too looks ready to move over to mainline.
> 

These drivers are used in production, so moving out of staging sounds great.  

Note that we have some patches for Hantro (SAMA5 support and HEVC support). I wouldn't want to ask a rebase for these, so can we first merge them and then move? It all sounds doable in the next cycle.

Thanks a lot!
Ezequiel


      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-05-01 12:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-30  6:48 Hans Verkuil
2021-04-30 18:55 ` Jernej Škrabec
2021-05-01 12:43 ` Ezequiel Garcia [this message]

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