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Date:   Wed, 19 Aug 2020 15:54:55 +0200
From:   Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>
To:     Tomasz Figa <tfiga@...omium.org>
Cc:     Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...nel.org>,
        Thomas Bogendoerfer <tsbogend@...ha.franken.de>,
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        Linux Media Mailing List <linux-media@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 05/28] media/v4l2: remove
 V4L2-FLAG-MEMORY-NON-CONSISTENT

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 01:16:51PM +0200, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> Hi Christoph,
> 
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 8:56 AM Christoph Hellwig <hch@....de> wrote:
> >
> > The V4L2-FLAG-MEMORY-NON-CONSISTENT flag is entirely unused,
> 
> Could you explain what makes you think it's unused? It's a feature of
> the UAPI generally supported by the videobuf2 framework and relied on
> by Chromium OS to get any kind of reasonable performance when
> accessing V4L2 buffers in the userspace.

Because it doesn't do anything except on PARISC and non-coherent MIPS,
so by definition it isn't used by any of these media drivers.

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