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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 05/14] media: rkisp1: add Rockchip ISP1 subdev driver
Hi Dafna,

Apologies for the late reply. I learned the mail had got lost due to mail
server issues.

On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 08:38:34PM +0100, Dafna Hirschfeld wrote:
> Hi,
> I (Dafna Hirschfeld) will work in following months with Helen Koike to fix the issues
> in the TODO file of this driver: drivers/staging/media/rkisp1/TODO
>
> On 15.08.19 15:17, Sakari Ailus wrote:
> > On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 11:24:22AM +0300, Sakari Ailus wrote:
> > > Hi Helen,
> > >
> > > On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 09:58:05PM -0300, Helen Koike wrote:
> > >
> > > ...
> > >
> > > > > > +static int rkisp1_isp_sd_set_fmt(struct v4l2_subdev *sd,
> > > > > > + struct v4l2_subdev_pad_config *cfg,
> > > > > > + struct v4l2_subdev_format *fmt)
> > > > > > +{
> > > > > > + struct rkisp1_device *isp_dev = sd_to_isp_dev(sd);
> > > > > > + struct rkisp1_isp_subdev *isp_sd = &isp_dev->isp_sdev;
> > > > > > + struct v4l2_mbus_framefmt *mf = &fmt->format;
> > > > > > +
> > > > >
> > > > > Note that for sub-device nodes, the driver is itself responsible for
> > > > > serialising the access to its data structures.
> > > >
> > > > But looking at subdev_do_ioctl_lock(), it seems that it serializes the
> > > > ioctl calls for subdevs, no? Or I'm misunderstanding something (which is
> > > > most probably) ?
> > >
> > > Good question. I had missed this change --- subdev_do_ioctl_lock() is
> > > relatively new. But setting that lock is still not possible as the struct
>
> 'the struct' - do you mean the 'vdev' struct allocated in
> 'v4l2_device_register_subdev_nodes' ?

Yes.

>
> > > is allocated in the framework and the device is registered before the
>
> > > driver gets hold of it. It's a good idea to provide the same serialisation
> > > for subdevs as well.
> > >
> > > I'll get back to this later.
> >
> > The main reason is actually that these ops are also called through the
> > sub-device kAPI, not only through the uAPI, and the locks are only taken
> > through the calls via uAPI.
>
> actually it seems that although 'subdev_do_ioctl_lock' exit, I wonder if
> any subdevice uses that vdev->lock in subdev_do_ioctl_lock.
> It is not initialized in v4l2_device_register_subdev_nodes where the vdev is allocated
> and I wonder if any subdevice actually initialize it somewhere else. For example it is null in this
> driver and in vimc.

It needs to be set before the video device is registered, so indeed, it
seems no driver can make use it.

>
> >
> > So adding the locks to uAPI calls alone would not address the issue.
>
> What I can do is add a mutex to every struct of a subdevice and lock it
> at the beginning of each subdevice operation.
> Is this an acceptable solution?

Please do. That's what other drivers do at the moment as well.

--
Kind regards,

Sakari Ailus

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