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Date:   Wed, 19 Aug 2020 23:25:51 +0200
From:   Sam Ravnborg <>
To:     John Stultz <>
Cc:     Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,,,
        Manivannan Sadhasivam <>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/49] DRM driver for Hikey 970

Hi John.

> > So, IMO, the best is to keep it on staging for a while, until those
> > remaining bugs gets solved.
> I'm not sure I see all of these as compelling for pushing it in via
> staging. And I suspect in the process of submitting the patches for
> review folks may find the cause of some of the problems you list here.

There is a tendency to forget drivers in staging, and with the almost
constant refactoring that happens in the drm drivers we would end up
fixing this driver when a bot trigger an error.
So IMO we need very good reasons to go in via staging.


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