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* [PATCH] vidioc-g-dv-timings.rst: fix wrong porch
@ 2019-12-02 11:46 Hans Verkuil
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From: Hans Verkuil @ 2019-12-02 11:46 UTC (permalink / raw)
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It is the vfrontporch of field 1 that is one half-line longer,
not the backporch.

The order of the vertical signals in an interlaced system is:

Field 1:

active video of field 1
vfrontporch + 0.5

Field 2:

il_vbackporch - 0.5
active video of field 2

Interlaced systems that use HALF_LINE set the il_ fields as follows:

il_vfrontporch = vfrontporch
il_vsync = vsync
il_vbackporch = vbackporch + 1

So the total vertical blanking for field 1 is:

	vsync + vbackporch + vfrontporch + 0.5

and for field 2:

	vsync + vbackporch + 1 + vfrontporch - 0.5 ==
	vsync + vbackporch + vfrontporch + 0.5

So each field has the same number of half-lines.

Signed-off-by: Hans Verkuil <>
diff --git a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-g-dv-timings.rst b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-g-dv-timings.rst
index 5712bd48e687..5c675cbac4cf 100644
--- a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-g-dv-timings.rst
+++ b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/vidioc-g-dv-timings.rst
@@ -279,7 +279,7 @@ EBUSY
 	then it will set this flag to signal this to the application.
     * - ``V4L2_DV_FL_HALF_LINE``
       - Specific to interlaced formats: if set, then the vertical
-	backporch of field 1 (aka the odd field) is really one half-line
+	frontporch of field 1 (aka the odd field) is really one half-line
 	longer and the vertical backporch of field 2 (aka the even field)
 	is really one half-line shorter, so each field has exactly the
 	same number of half-lines. Whether half-lines can be detected or

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