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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 5/9] media: platform: Add Cedrus VPU decoder driver
On 09/07/2018 03:26 PM, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> Hi Hans,
> On Fri, Sep 07, 2018 at 03:13:19PM +0200, Hans Verkuil wrote:
>> On 09/07/2018 12:24 AM, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
>>> From: Paul Kocialkowski <>
>>> This introduces the Cedrus VPU driver that supports the VPU found in
>>> Allwinner SoCs, also known as Video Engine. It is implemented through
>>> a V4L2 M2M decoder device and a media device (used for media requests).
>>> So far, it only supports MPEG-2 decoding.
>>> Since this VPU is stateless, synchronization with media requests is
>>> required in order to ensure consistency between frame headers that
>>> contain metadata about the frame to process and the raw slice data that
>>> is used to generate the frame.
>>> This driver was made possible thanks to the long-standing effort
>>> carried out by the linux-sunxi community in the interest of reverse
>>> engineering, documenting and implementing support for the Allwinner VPU.
>>> Signed-off-by: Paul Kocialkowski <>
>>> Acked-by: Maxime Ripard <>
>> One high-level comment:
>> Can you add a TODO file for this staging driver? This can be done in
>> a follow-up patch.
>> It should contain what needs to be done to get this out of staging:
>> - Request API needs to stabilize
>> - Userspace support for stateless codecs must be created
> On that particular note, as part of the effort to develop the driver,
> we've also developped two userspace components:
> - v4l2-request-test, that has a bunch of sample frames for various
> codecs and will rely solely on the kernel request api (and DRM for
> the display part) to test and bringup a particular driver
> - libva-v4l2-request, that is a libva implementation using the
> request API
> Did you have something else in mind?

Reviewing this will be the next step. I haven't looked at the userspace components
at all yet, so I don't know yet whether it is what we expect/want/need.

I think this might be a very good topic for the media summit in October if we
can get all the stakeholders together.



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