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SubjectRe: [PATCH] media: videodev2: add V4L2_FMT_FLAG_NO_SOURCE_CHANGE
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On 11/29/2018 08:35 PM, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 29, 2018 at 1:01 AM Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>
>> On 10/04/2018 03:37 PM, Maxime Jourdan wrote:
>>> When a v4l2 driver exposes V4L2_EVENT_SOURCE_CHANGE, some (usually
>>> OUTPUT) formats may not be able to trigger this event.
>>>
>>> Add a enum_fmt format flag to tag those specific formats.
>>
>> I think I missed (or forgot) some discussion about this since I have no
>> idea why this flag is needed. What's the use-case?
>
> As far as I remember, the hardware/firmware Maxime has been working
> with can't handle resolution changes for some coded formats. Perhaps
> we should explain that better in the commit message and documentation
> of the flag, though. Maxime, could you refresh my memory with the
> details?

So basically it describes if a compressed format can handle resolution
changes for the given hardware?

If that's the case, then NO_SOURCE_CHANGE is not a good name as it
describes the symptom, not the real reason.

Perhaps _FIXED_RESOLUTION might be a better name.

Regards,

Hans

>
> Best regards,
> Tomasz
>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Hans
>>
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Maxime Jourdan <mjourdan@baylibre.com>
>>> ---
>>> Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-enum-fmt.rst | 5 +++++
>>> include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h | 5 +++--
>>> 2 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-enum-fmt.rst b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-enum-fmt.rst
>>> index 019c513df217..e0040b36ac43 100644
>>> --- a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-enum-fmt.rst
>>> +++ b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-enum-fmt.rst
>>> @@ -116,6 +116,11 @@ one until ``EINVAL`` is returned.
>>> - This format is not native to the device but emulated through
>>> software (usually libv4l2), where possible try to use a native
>>> format instead for better performance.
>>> + * - ``V4L2_FMT_FLAG_NO_SOURCE_CHANGE``
>>> + - 0x0004
>>> + - The event ``V4L2_EVENT_SOURCE_CHANGE`` is not supported
>>> + for this format.
>>> +
>>>
>>>
>>> Return Value
>>> diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h b/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h
>>> index 3a65951ca51e..a28acee1cb52 100644
>>> --- a/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h
>>> +++ b/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h
>>> @@ -723,8 +723,9 @@ struct v4l2_fmtdesc {
>>> __u32 reserved[4];
>>> };
>>>
>>> -#define V4L2_FMT_FLAG_COMPRESSED 0x0001
>>> -#define V4L2_FMT_FLAG_EMULATED 0x0002
>>> +#define V4L2_FMT_FLAG_COMPRESSED 0x0001
>>> +#define V4L2_FMT_FLAG_EMULATED 0x0002
>>> +#define V4L2_FMT_FLAG_NO_SOURCE_CHANGE 0x0004
>>>
>>> /* Frame Size and frame rate enumeration */
>>> /*
>>>
>>

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