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SubjectRe: [PATCH] media: vidioc-queryctrl.rst: clarify combining READ_ONLY with WRITE_ONLY
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On 9/25/19 6:29 PM, Helen Koike wrote:
> Hi Hans
>
> On 9/25/19 12:17 PM, Hans Verkuil wrote:
>> On 9/25/19 5:09 PM, Helen Koike wrote:
>>> Make it clear in the documentation that V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_READ_ONLY doesn't
>>> conflict with V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_WRITE_ONLY. Also make it clear that
>>> if both are combined then the control has read and write permissions.
>>
>> That doesn't look right.
>>
>> This is the test in v4l2-compliance:
>>
>> __u32 rw_mask = V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_READ_ONLY | V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_WRITE_ONLY;
>>
>> if ((fl & rw_mask) == rw_mask)
>> return fail("can't read nor write this control\n");
>>
>> If both flags are set, then a fail is reported.
>>
>> Did you mis-read?
>>
>> Setting both flags makes no sense.
>
> Maybe I misunderstood the V4L2_CTRL_TYPE_CTRL_CLASS, from v4l2-compliance:
>
> case V4L2_CTRL_TYPE_CTRL_CLASS:
> if (fl != (V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_READ_ONLY | V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_WRITE_ONLY))
> return fail("invalid flags for control class\n");
>
> I was confused why vivid was using both flags in vivid_ctrl_class (and also the debayer patch that was following this model).
>
> Why both flags are expected when this type is used?

Ah, now I understand. This is specific to control classes: such controls cannot
be read nor written. They just provide a name for the control class, but both
G_CTRL and S_CTRL should fail.

So this specific combination of flags is specific to control classes only.

This works because a 'get' will fail if WRITE_ONLY is set, and a 'set' will fail
if READ_ONLY is set. Setting both flags will cause both 'get' and 'set' to fail.

It is admittedly a bit confusing.

Regards,

Hans

>
> Thanks,
> Helen
>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Hans
>>
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Helen Koike <helen.koike@collabora.com>
>>>
>>> ---
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> v4l2-compliance expects both flags for read and write permissions, so I
>>> would like to make it clear in the docs.
>>> Please let me know if this is not the case.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> Helen
>>> ---
>>> Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-queryctrl.rst | 10 ++++++++++
>>> 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-queryctrl.rst b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-queryctrl.rst
>>> index a3d56ffbf4cc..1d3aecdf679f 100644
>>> --- a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-queryctrl.rst
>>> +++ b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-queryctrl.rst
>>> @@ -500,6 +500,11 @@ See also the examples in :ref:`control`.
>>> - 0x0004
>>> - This control is permanently readable only. Any attempt to change
>>> the control will result in an ``EINVAL`` error code.
>>> +
>>> + .. note::
>>> +
>>> + If combined with ``V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_WRITE_ONLY``, then both, read
>>> + and write are allowed.
>>> * - ``V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_UPDATE``
>>> - 0x0008
>>> - A hint that changing this control may affect the value of other
>>> @@ -523,6 +528,11 @@ See also the examples in :ref:`control`.
>>> where writing a value will cause the device to carry out a given
>>> action (e. g. motor control) but no meaningful value can be
>>> returned.
>>> +
>>> + .. note::
>>> +
>>> + If combined with ``V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_READ_ONLY``, then both, read
>>> + and write are allowed.
>>> * - ``V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_VOLATILE``
>>> - 0x0080
>>> - This control is volatile, which means that the value of the
>>>
>>

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