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SubjectRe: [PATCH] media: staging: davinci: remove vpfe driver
On 23/07/19 4:14 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> The davinci_vpfe driver was merged into staging back in 2012 by Manjunath
> Hadli from TI, with a long TODO list.
> For all I can tell, since then it has only seen fixes for compile-time
> issues and global cleanups, but nobody has actually worked on the items
> on the TODO list.
> To make things worse, the driver in its current form is incompatible with
> the platform code in arch/arm/mach-davinci, i.e. the driver expects to
> get its platform_data passed to the device as a 'struct vpfe_config',
> but uses a differnet definition for that structure compared to what the
> platform uses.
> Finally, there is another driver for the same device in
> drivers/media/platform/davinci/vpfe_capture.c. From all I can tell, the
> staging version was originally a copy of a more featureful driver in TI's
> downstream kernels. However, that kernel no longer supports dm365 after
> linux-2.6.37, and the mainline version moved in a different direction.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <>

Acked-by: Sekhar Nori <>


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