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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v10 6/9] media: tegra: Add Tegra210 Video input driver
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On 26/04/2020 02:19, Dmitry Osipenko wrote:
> 26.04.2020 02:44, Sowjanya Komatineni пишет:
> ...
>>> How much of the T210 code could be reused by T186/194?
>>
>> vi/csi are common driver where soc structure should be populated for
>> T186/T194
>>
>> Tegra210.c can't be reused for Tegra186/t194 as programming seq is a
>> whole lot diff
>>
>
> How are you going to separate Tegra210/186/194 drivers from each other?
> I don't think you'll want to have one "fat" driver that covers all those
> SoCs, won't you?

As long as the differences between SoCs are small, the media subsystem policy
is to keep it all in one driver. You might split off some of it into separate
SoC-specific sources that are included only if selected in the Kconfig (see
e.g. drivers/staging/media/hantro/ or drivers/staging/media/imx/). If that
makes sense for the Tegra, then that's a perfectly fine option. But creating
multiple drivers for SoCs that only differ in relatively minor ways is not
recommended.

Also, these drivers allocate *huge* amounts of memory when streaming video,
so a somewhat bigger driver is not something you'll notice. Keeping things
readable, simple and maintainable is much more important.

Regards,

Hans

>
> In the end it should be three modules: tegra210-video.ko
> tegra186-video.ko tegra194-video.ko.
>
> Using a per-SoC OPS doesn't allow you to do that because the "root"
> driver will have to lookup OPS' code symbols of every SoC, and thus, the
> unwanted driver modules will get auto-loaded if you'll try to factor out
> the OPS into a separate driver modules.
>

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