Re: [PATCH 0/8] ARM: sun8i: a33: Mali improvements

From: Tobias Jakobi
Date: Thu Feb 16 2017 - 07:53:16 EST


I was wondering about the following. Wasn't there some strict
requirement about code going upstream, which also included that there
was a full open-source driver stack for it?

I don't see how this is the case for Mali, neither in the kernel, nor in
userspace. I'm aware that the Mali kernel driver is open-source. But it
is not upstream, maintained out of tree, and won't land upstream in its
current form (no resemblence to a DRM driver at all). And let's not talk
about the userspace part.

So, why should this be here?

With best wishes,

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