This might seem like a strange question, but does anyone know the reason for the camera driver not be implemented as a SoC camera driver?

For those not familiar with this, it is a framework that uses V4L2 for cameras that use connections that aren't USB, PCI, etc. It seems that in this case this would be a perfect fit.


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In what way is the bcm2835-v4l2 driver not an SoC camera driver?

i.e. this:


  • Because it's only using the V4L2 API and not the Soc-Camera Subsystem (based on the V4L2 API)
    – Jamiro14
    May 7, 2015 at 18:21
  • Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. Oct 5, 2015 at 1:05

UV4L does have the raspicam V4L2 driver (and many other useful plug-in's)

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