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From: Paul Kocialkowski <paul.kocialkowski@bootlin.com>
To: Helen Koike <helen.koike@collabora.com>
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/14] Allwinner MIPI CSI-2 support for A31/V3s/A83T
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 12:14:46 +0100
Message-ID: <20201104111446.GA287014@aptenodytes> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201104111137.GH285779@aptenodytes>


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Hi again,

On Wed 04 Nov 20, 12:11, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
> Hi Helen,
> 
> On Fri 30 Oct 20, 19:44, Helen Koike wrote:
> > Hi Paul,
> > 
> > I have some comments through the series, I hope this helps.
> 
> Thanks for your comments :)
> 
> > On 10/23/20 2:45 PM, Paul Kocialkowski wrote:
> > > This series introduces support for MIPI CSI-2, with the A31 controller that is
> > > found on most SoCs (A31, V3s and probably V5) as well as the A83T-specific
> > > controller. While the former uses the same MIPI D-PHY that is already supported
> > > for DSI, the latter embeds its own D-PHY.
> > > 
> > > In order to distinguish the use of the D-PHY between Rx mode (for MIPI CSI-2)
> > > and Tx mode (for MIPI DSI), a submode is introduced for D-PHY in the PHY API.
> > > This allows adding Rx support in the A31 D-PHY driver.
> > > 
> > > A few changes and fixes are applied to the A31 CSI controller driver, in order
> > > to support the MIPI CSI-2 use-case.
> > > 
> > > Follows is the V4L2 device topology representing the interactions between
> > > the MIPI CSI-2 sensor, the MIPI CSI-2 controller (which controls the D-PHY)
> > > and the CSI controller:
> > > - entity 1: sun6i-csi (1 pad, 1 link)
> > >             type Node subtype V4L flags 0
> > >             device node name /dev/video0
> > > 	pad0: Sink
> > > 		<- "sun6i-mipi-csi2":1 [ENABLED,IMMUTABLE]
> > > 
> > > - entity 5: sun6i-mipi-csi2 (2 pads, 2 links)
> > >             type V4L2 subdev subtype Unknown flags 0
> > > 	pad0: Sink
> > > 		<- "ov5648 0-0036":0 [ENABLED,IMMUTABLE]
> > > 	pad1: Source
> > > 		-> "sun6i-csi":0 [ENABLED,IMMUTABLE]
> > > 
> > > - entity 8: ov5648 0-0036 (1 pad, 1 link)
> > >             type V4L2 subdev subtype Sensor flags 0
> > >             device node name /dev/v4l-subdev0
> > 
> > Question: I noticed is that sun6i-mipi-csi2 doesn't expose a node under /dev/, but the sensor
> > exposes it. Probably because it uses V4L2_SUBDEV_FL_HAS_DEVNODE and sun6i-csi() calls
> > v4l2_device_register_subdev_nodes().
> > 
> > I find this weird from a userspace pov, since usually we don't mix manual and auto propagation
> > of the configs, so I started wondering if sun6i-csi driver should be calling
> > v4l2_device_register_subdev_nodes() in the first place.
> 
> I must admit that I didn't really pay attention to that, but since
> sun6i-mipi-csi2 is basically a bridge driver, it doesn't make sense to apply
> manual configuration to it. It is actually designed to forward most subdev ops
> to its own subdev so configuring it manually would actually result in
> configuring the sensor.
> 
> XXX

Hum, I meant to add something here and then forgot. I'm pretty new to auto vs
manual propagation so I don't really have a clear opinion on this and whether
we should consider removing the sensor /dev node as well.

I'm satisfied with the way things are currently, but it might be due to
my own ignorance.

Paul

> > Also, sun6i-csi doesn't seem to be used by any board dts (it's declared on the dtsi, but I
> > didn't find any dts enabling it), so I wonder if it would be a bad thing if we update it.
> >
> > > 	pad0: Source
> > > 		[fmt:SBGGR8_1X8/640x480@1/30 field:none colorspace:raw xfer:none ycbcr:601 quantization:full-range]
> > > 		-> "sun6i-mipi-csi2":0 [ENABLED,IMMUTABLE]
> > 
> > If I understand correctly, this is very similar to ipu3:
> >     sensor->bus->dma_engine
> > 
> > in the case of ipu3-cio2:
> >     sensor->ipu3-csi2->ipu3-cio2
> > 
> > in this case:
> >     ov5648->sun6i-mipi-csi2->sun6i-csi
> 
> Yes this is the correct picture.
> 
> > On thing that is confusing me is the name csi2 with csi (that makes me think of csi
> > version one, which is not the case), I would rename it to sun6i-video (or maybe
> > it is just me who gets confused).
> 
> So the CSI name comes from the Allwinner litterature and implementation for that
> controller. Since it supports parallel input on its own, it does in fact support
> parallel CSI. The DMA engine part alone from that controller is also used for
> MIPI CSI-2, so in this case the name looses its relevance.
> 
> > I know this driver is already upstream and not part of this series, but on the other hand it
> > doesn't seem to be used.
> 
> Personally I don't find a rename to be necessary and while I agree that
> nothing would apparently prevent us from renaming it, I would prefer to keep
> the naming in line with Allwinner's litterature.
> 
> > On another note, I always wonder if we should expose the bus in the topology, I'm not
> > sure if it provides any useful API or information for userspace, and you could have
> > a cleaner code (maybe code could be under phy subsystem). But at the same time, it
> > seems this is a pattern on v4l2.
> > 
> > I'd like to hear what others think on the above.
> 
> My view on this is that we are dealing with two distinct controllers here,
> one that acts as a DMA engine and one that acts as a bridge. As a result, two
> chained subdevs looks like the most appropriate representation to me.
> 
> Using the PHY subsystem would probably be abusing the framework since the
> MIPI CSI-2 controller is not a PHY (and we do have a D-PHY driver for the D-PHY
> part that uses the PHY API already).
> 
> So tl;dr I don't agree that it would be cleaner.
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Paul
> 
> > > Happy reviewing!
> > > 
> > > Paul Kocialkowski (14):
> > >   phy: Distinguish between Rx and Tx for MIPI D-PHY with submodes
> > >   phy: allwinner: phy-sun6i-mipi-dphy: Support D-PHY Rx mode for MIPI
> > >     CSI-2
> > >   media: sun6i-csi: Support an optional dedicated memory pool
> > >   media: sun6i-csi: Fix the image storage bpp for 10/12-bit Bayer
> > >     formats
> > >   media: sun6i-csi: Only configure the interface data width for parallel
> > >   media: sun6i-csi: Support feeding from the MIPI CSI-2 controller
> > >   dt-bindings: media: i2c: Add A31 MIPI CSI-2 bindings documentation
> > >   media: sunxi: Add support for the A31 MIPI CSI-2 controller
> > >   ARM: dts: sun8i: v3s: Add CSI0 camera interface node
> > >   ARM: dts: sun8i: v3s: Add MIPI D-PHY and MIPI CSI-2 interface nodes
> > >   dt-bindings: media: i2c: Add A83T MIPI CSI-2 bindings documentation
> > >   media: sunxi: Add support for the A83T MIPI CSI-2 controller
> > >   ARM: dts: sun8i: a83t: Add MIPI CSI-2 controller node
> > >   media: sunxi: sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2: Avoid using the (unsolicited)
> > >     interrupt
> > > 
> > >  .../media/allwinner,sun6i-a31-mipi-csi2.yaml  | 168 +++++
> > >  .../media/allwinner,sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2.yaml | 158 +++++
> > >  arch/arm/boot/dts/sun8i-a83t.dtsi             |  26 +
> > >  arch/arm/boot/dts/sun8i-v3s.dtsi              |  62 ++
> > >  drivers/media/platform/sunxi/Kconfig          |   2 +
> > >  drivers/media/platform/sunxi/Makefile         |   2 +
> > >  .../platform/sunxi/sun6i-csi/sun6i_csi.c      |  54 +-
> > >  .../platform/sunxi/sun6i-csi/sun6i_csi.h      |  20 +-
> > >  .../platform/sunxi/sun6i-mipi-csi2/Kconfig    |  11 +
> > >  .../platform/sunxi/sun6i-mipi-csi2/Makefile   |   4 +
> > >  .../sunxi/sun6i-mipi-csi2/sun6i_mipi_csi2.c   | 635 +++++++++++++++++
> > >  .../sunxi/sun6i-mipi-csi2/sun6i_mipi_csi2.h   | 116 +++
> > >  .../sunxi/sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2/Kconfig        |  11 +
> > >  .../sunxi/sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2/Makefile       |   4 +
> > >  .../sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2/sun8i_a83t_dphy.c    |  92 +++
> > >  .../sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2/sun8i_a83t_dphy.h    |  39 ++
> > >  .../sun8i_a83t_mipi_csi2.c                    | 660 ++++++++++++++++++
> > >  .../sun8i_a83t_mipi_csi2.h                    | 196 ++++++
> > >  drivers/phy/allwinner/phy-sun6i-mipi-dphy.c   | 164 ++++-
> > >  drivers/staging/media/rkisp1/rkisp1-isp.c     |   3 +-
> > >  include/linux/phy/phy-mipi-dphy.h             |  13 +
> > >  21 files changed, 2408 insertions(+), 32 deletions(-)
> > >  create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/allwinner,sun6i-a31-mipi-csi2.yaml
> > >  create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/media/allwinner,sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2.yaml
> > >  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/sunxi/sun6i-mipi-csi2/Kconfig
> > >  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/sunxi/sun6i-mipi-csi2/Makefile
> > >  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/sunxi/sun6i-mipi-csi2/sun6i_mipi_csi2.c
> > >  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/sunxi/sun6i-mipi-csi2/sun6i_mipi_csi2.h
> > >  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/sunxi/sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2/Kconfig
> > >  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/sunxi/sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2/Makefile
> > >  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/sunxi/sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2/sun8i_a83t_dphy.c
> > >  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/sunxi/sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2/sun8i_a83t_dphy.h
> > >  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/sunxi/sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2/sun8i_a83t_mipi_csi2.c
> > >  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/sunxi/sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2/sun8i_a83t_mipi_csi2.h
> > > 
> 
> -- 
> Paul Kocialkowski, Bootlin
> Embedded Linux and kernel engineering
> https://bootlin.com



-- 
Paul Kocialkowski, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and kernel engineering
https://bootlin.com

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Thread overview: 66+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-23 17:45 Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 01/14] phy: Distinguish between Rx and Tx for MIPI D-PHY with submodes Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-23 18:18   ` [linux-sunxi] " Jernej Škrabec
2020-10-24  8:31     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-30 22:44   ` Helen Koike
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 02/14] phy: allwinner: phy-sun6i-mipi-dphy: Support D-PHY Rx mode for MIPI CSI-2 Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-26 15:38   ` Maxime Ripard
2020-10-27  9:23     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-27 18:28       ` Maxime Ripard
2020-11-04 10:53         ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-30 22:44   ` Helen Koike
2020-11-04 10:54     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 03/14] media: sun6i-csi: Support an optional dedicated memory pool Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-26 15:41   ` Maxime Ripard
2020-10-27  9:26     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 04/14] media: sun6i-csi: Fix the image storage bpp for 10/12-bit Bayer formats Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-30 22:45   ` Helen Koike
2020-11-04 10:56     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 05/14] media: sun6i-csi: Only configure the interface data width for parallel Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-26 16:00   ` Maxime Ripard
2020-10-27  9:31     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-27 18:31       ` Maxime Ripard
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 06/14] media: sun6i-csi: Support feeding from the MIPI CSI-2 controller Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 07/14] dt-bindings: media: i2c: Add A31 MIPI CSI-2 bindings documentation Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-26 16:14   ` Maxime Ripard
2020-10-27  9:52     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-27 18:44       ` Maxime Ripard
2020-11-04 10:48         ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-11-04 16:53           ` Maxime Ripard
2020-10-30 16:33   ` Rob Herring
2020-10-30 16:56   ` Sakari Ailus
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 08/14] media: sunxi: Add support for the A31 MIPI CSI-2 controller Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-26  8:39   ` Dan Carpenter
2020-10-26 16:54   ` Maxime Ripard
2020-11-04 11:34     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-11-04 18:56       ` Maxime Ripard
2020-11-05 14:52         ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-30 22:45   ` Helen Koike
2020-11-02  9:21     ` Maxime Ripard
2020-11-04 11:17       ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-11-04 16:38         ` Helen Koike
2020-11-04 18:45           ` Maxime Ripard
2020-11-05 14:14             ` Helen Koike
2020-11-05  8:45   ` Sakari Ailus
2020-11-05 14:55     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 09/14] ARM: dts: sun8i: v3s: Add CSI0 camera interface node Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 10/14] ARM: dts: sun8i: v3s: Add MIPI D-PHY and MIPI CSI-2 interface nodes Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-26 16:55   ` Maxime Ripard
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 11/14] dt-bindings: media: i2c: Add A83T MIPI CSI-2 bindings documentation Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-26 16:56   ` Maxime Ripard
2020-11-04 10:33     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-11-05  8:48   ` Sakari Ailus
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 12/14] media: sunxi: Add support for the A83T MIPI CSI-2 controller Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-26  8:53   ` Dan Carpenter
2020-10-26 17:00   ` Maxime Ripard
2020-11-04 10:37     ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 13/14] ARM: dts: sun8i: a83t: Add MIPI CSI-2 controller node Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-23 17:45 ` [PATCH 14/14] media: sunxi: sun8i-a83t-mipi-csi2: Avoid using the (unsolicited) interrupt Paul Kocialkowski
2020-10-26 16:57   ` Maxime Ripard
2020-10-26 17:20 ` [PATCH 00/14] Allwinner MIPI CSI-2 support for A31/V3s/A83T Maxime Ripard
2020-10-30 22:44 ` Helen Koike
2020-11-02  9:17   ` Maxime Ripard
2020-11-04 11:11   ` Paul Kocialkowski
2020-11-04 11:14     ` Paul Kocialkowski [this message]
2020-11-04 16:36     ` Helen Koike
2020-11-05 14:58       ` Paul Kocialkowski

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