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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 4/6] media: i2c: Add TDA1997x HDMI receiver driver
On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 4:00 AM, Hans Verkuil <> wrote:
> On 01/25/2018 05:15 PM, Tim Harvey wrote:
>>> Hmm. This receiver supports multiple output formats, but you advertise only one.
>>> That looks wrong. If nothing else, you should be able to switch between RGB and
>>> YUV 4:4:4 since they use the same port config.
>>> It's a common use-case that you want to switch between RGB and YUV depending on
>>> the source material (i.e. if you receive a desktop/graphics then RGB is best, if
>>> you receive video then YUV 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 is best).
>>> Hardcoding just one format won't do.
>> I've been thinking about this a bit. I had hard-coded a single format
>> for now because I haven't had any good ideas on how to deal with the
>> fact that the port mappings would need to differ if you change from
>> the RGB888/YUV444 (I think these are referred to as 'planar' formats?)
>> to YUV422 (semi-planar) and BT656 formats. It is true though that the
>> 36bit (TDA19973) RGB888/YUV444 and 24bit (TDA19971/2) formats can both
>> be supported with the same port mappings / pinout.
> Regarding terminology:
> RGB and YUV are typically interleaved, i.e. the color components are
> (for two pixels) either RGBRGB for RGB888, YUVYUV for YUV444 or YUYV
> for YUV422.
> Planar formats are in practice only seen for YUV and will first output
> all Y samples, and then the UV samples. This requires that the hardware
> buffers the frame and that's not normally done by HDMI receivers.
> The DMA engine, however, is often able to split up the interleaved YUV
> samples that it receives and DMA them to separate buffers, thus turning
> an interleaved media bus format to a planar memory format.
> BT656 doesn't refer to how the samples are transferred, instead it
> refers to how the hsync and vsync are reported. The enum v4l2_mbus_type
> has various options, one of them being BT656.
> Which mbus type is used is board specific (and should come from the
> device tree). Whether to transmit RGB888, YUV444 or YUV422 (or possibly
> even YUV420) is dynamic and is up to userspace since it is use-case
> dependent.
> So you'll never switch between BT656 and CSI, but you can switch between
> BT656+RGB and BT656+YUV, or between CSI+RGB and CSI+YUV.
>> For example the GW5400 has a TDA19971 mapped to IMX6 CSI_DATA[19:4]
>> (16bit) for YUV422. However if you want to use BT656 you have to shift
>> the TDA19971 port mappings to get the YCbCr pins mapped to
>> CSI_DATA[19:x] and those pin groups are at the bottom of the bus for
>> the RGB888/YUV444 format.
> As mentioned above, you wouldn't switch between mbus types.
>> I suppose however that perhaps for the example above if I have a 16bit
>> width required to support YUV422 there would never be a useful case
>> for supporting 8-bit/10-bit/12-bit BT656 on the same board?
> You wouldn't switch between mbus types, but if the device tree configures
> BT.656 with a bus width of 24 bits, then the application might very well
> want to dynamically switch between 8, 10 and 12 bits per color component.


I just submitted a v7 with multiple format support. Your point about
bus_type being specified by dt is exactly what I needed to help make
sense of the formats.

That said, I'm unsure how to properly test the enum_mbus_code() pad op
function. How do you obtain a list of valid formats on a subdev?

I tried the following:
root@ventana:~# media-ctl -e 'tda19971 2-0048'
root@ventana:~# media-ctl --get-v4l2 '"tda19971 2-0048":0'
[fmt:UYVY8_2X8/1280x720 field:none colorspace:srgb]
^^^^ calls get_format and returns the 1 and only format available for
my tda19971 with 16bit parallel bus
root@ventana:~# v4l2-ctl -d /dev/v4l-subdev1 --get-fmt-video-out
VIDIOC_G_FMT: failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device
root@ventana:~# v4l2-ctl -d /dev/v4l-subdev1 --list-formats-out

I'm thinking perhaps enumerating the list of possible formats is a
missing feature in media-ctl?



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