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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 0/7] [PATCH v2 0/7] Add support of OV9655 camera
On 12/07/17 22:01, Sylwester Nawrocki wrote:
> Hi Hugues,
> On 07/03/2017 11:16 AM, Hugues Fruchet wrote:
>> This patchset enables OV9655 camera support.
>> OV9655 support has been tested using STM32F4DIS-CAM extension board
>> plugged on connector P1 of STM32F746G-DISCO board.
>> Due to lack of OV9650/52 hardware support, the modified related code
>> could not have been checked for non-regression.
>> First patches upgrade current support of OV9650/52 to prepare then
>> introduction of OV9655 variant patch.
>> Because of OV9655 register set slightly different from OV9650/9652,
>> not all of the driver features are supported (controls). Supported
>> resolutions are limited to VGA, QVGA, QQVGA.
>> Supported format is limited to RGB565.
>> Controls are limited to color bar test pattern for test purpose.
> I appreciate your efforts towards making a common driver but IMO it would be
> better to create a separate driver for the OV9655 sensor. The original driver
> is 1576 lines of code, your patch set adds half of that (816). There are
> significant differences in the feature set of both sensors, there are
> differences in the register layout. I would go for a separate driver, we
> would then have code easier to follow and wouldn't need to worry about possible
> regressions. I'm afraid I have lost the camera module and won't be able
> to test the patch set against regressions.
> IMHO from maintenance POV it's better to make a separate driver. In the end
> of the day we wouldn't be adding much more code than it is being done now.

I agree. We do not have great experiences in the past with trying to support
multiple variants in a single driver (unless the diffs are truly small).



>> .../devicetree/bindings/media/i2c/ov965x.txt | 45 ++
>> drivers/media/i2c/Kconfig | 6 +-
>> drivers/media/i2c/ov9650.c | 816 +++++++++++++++++----
>> 3 files changed, 736 insertions(+), 131 deletions(-)
>> create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/i2c/ov965x.txt
> --
> Thanks,
> Sylwester

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