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From: "André Almeida" <andrealmeid@collabora.com>
To: Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xs4all.nl>,
	Helen Koike <helen.koike@collabora.com>,
	linux-media@vger.kernel.org
Cc: mchehab@kernel.org, kernel@collabora.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/7] media: vimc: Add a V4L2 output device
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:00:40 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <83383964-c382-fb04-6dd9-81908c407eb3@collabora.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <c6fe9585-cd52-ea77-3c98-cb9e70424f84@xs4all.nl>

On 7/13/19 7:03 AM, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> On 7/12/19 5:38 PM, André Almeida wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> On 7/10/19 4:33 AM, Hans Verkuil wrote:
>>> On 7/10/19 12:19 AM, Helen Koike wrote:
>>>> Hi André,
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for the patches.
>>>>
>>>> On 7/2/19 12:47 PM, André Almeida wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>>
>>>>> This patch adds a V4L2 output device on vimc, that comply with V4L2 API
>>>>> for video output. If there is an output device and a capture device at the
>>>>> same pipeline, one can get a video loopback pipeline feeding frames at
>>>>> the output and then seeing them at the capture. It's possible to insert
>>>>> vimc submodules at the pipeline to modify the image (e.g. a scaler).
>>>>>
>>>>> If one starts a streaming at the capture, with the output off, the
>>>>> capture will display a noisy frame. If one starts a streaming at the
>>>>> output with the capture off, the output will just consume the buffers,
>>>>> without sending them to the pipeline. If both output and capture are
>>>>> streaming, the loopback will happen.
>>>> I understand why it is done like this in vivid, but I was wondering, if we
>>>> have a pipeline like:
>>>> output -> capture
>>>> Shouldn't streaming from the capture just stalls if there is no frame
>>>> available in the output (i.e. streaming in the output is off) ? But then I'm
>>>> not sure what the framerate in the capture would mean.
>>>>
>>>> Hans, what do you think?
>>> If you set up the pipeline like this:
>>>
>>> Video Output -> Scaler -> Video Capture
>>
>> If the capture will stall if there's no frame from the video output, how
>> can I add support for this kind of pipeline at test-media? It would be
>> required to send frames to the output device while running
>> `v4l2-compliance` at the capture device to make testing possible.
> 
> The compliance test doesn't support such devices at the moment.

The implementation of the expected behavior can be found here:
https://gitlab.collabora.com/tonyk/linux/tree/vimc/output-v2

> 
> I think a new option (or options) are needed to tell the compliance test
> that the capture and output video devices together constitute an m2m device.

I've reading the v4l-utils code base and I had a look at both m2m tests
and capture/output tests, but I'm not sure how to implement this new
option. How do you think it should be implemented? Should it resemble
how v4l2-compliance tests vim2m? Something like this:

	v4l2-compliance -m platform:vim2m -z platform:vivid-002 -e
vivid-002-vid-cap -s10 -P -a

Thanks,
	André

> 
> Regards,
> 
> 	Hans
> 
>>
>> Thanks,
>>     André
>>
>>> Then this is a mem2mem device (except with two separate video devices) and
>>> framerate doesn't apply anymore. And video capture will just stall if there
>>> is no video output frame provided.
>>>
>>> It's how e.g. omap3isp works.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> 	Hans
>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Helen
>>>>
>>>>> The patches 1 and 2 provide some ground to create the output
>>>>> device. The patch 3 creates the device and modify how the vimc-streamer
>>>>> was dealing with the s_stream callback on other vimc modules, to make
>>>>> simpler implementing this callback at vimc-output. Patch 4 change the
>>>>> behavior of the pipeline in order to be closer to a real life hardware.
>>>>> Patches 5-7 updates the default pipeline and the documentation to
>>>>> include the new output device.
>>>>>
>>>>> This is the result of v4l2-compliance after this patch series:
>>>>> $ v4l2-compliance -m0 -s50
>>>>> Grand Total for vimc device /dev/media0: 476, Succeeded: 476, Failed: 0,
>>>>> Warnings: 0
>>>>>
>>>>> A git tree up to date with media-master and with this changes can be found
>>>>> at: https://gitlab.collabora.com/tonyk/linux/tree/vimc/output
>>>>>
>>>>> In order to test it, one can follow these instructions:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1 - Configure the pipeline (requires v4l-utils):
>>>>>
>>>>> $ media-ctl -d platform:vimc -V '"Sensor A":0[fmt:SBGGR8_1X8/640x480]'
>>>>> $ media-ctl -d platform:vimc -V '"Debayer A":0[fmt:SBGGR8_1X8/640x480]'
>>>>> $ media-ctl -d platform:vimc -V '"Sensor B":0[fmt:SBGGR8_1X8/640x480]'
>>>>> $ media-ctl -d platform:vimc -V '"Debayer B":0[fmt:SBGGR8_1X8/640x480]'
>>>>> $ v4l2-ctl -z platform:vimc -d "RGB/YUV Capture" -v width=1920,height=1440
>>>>> $ v4l2-ctl -z platform:vimc -d "Raw Capture 0" -v pixelformat=BA81
>>>>> $ v4l2-ctl -z platform:vimc -d "Raw Capture 1" -v pixelformat=BA81
>>>>> $ v4l2-ctl -z platform:vimc -e "RGB/YUV Input" -v width=640,height=480
>>>>>
>>>>> 2 - Use a userspace application:
>>>>> 2.a gst-launch (requires gstreamer and gst-plugins-good):
>>>>>
>>>>> Feed frames into the output and grab from the capture (rescaled for
>>>>> convenience):
>>>>>
>>>>> $ gst-launch-1.0 videotestsrc pattern=ball ! \
>>>>> 	video/x-raw,width=640,height=480,format=RGB \
>>>>> 	! v4l2sink device=/dev/video2 v4l2src device=/dev/video3 ! \
>>>>> 	video/x-raw,width=1920,height=1440,format=RGB ! videoscale ! \
>>>>> 	video/x-raw,width=640,height=480 ! videoconvert ! ximagesink
>>>>>
>>>>> 2.b qv4l2 (requires v4l-utils):
>>>>>
>>>>> Open the output device:
>>>>>
>>>>> $ qv4l2 -d2
>>>>>
>>>>> Open the capture device:
>>>>>
>>>>> $ qv4l2 -d3
>>>>>
>>>>> Start the streaming at both, at any order. You can change the frame
>>>>> content at "Test Pattern Generator" -> "Test Pattern" on the output.
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> 	André
>>>>>
>>>>> André Almeida (7):
>>>>>   media: vimc: Create video module
>>>>>   media: vimc: video: Add write file operation
>>>>>   media: vimc: Create a V4L2 output device
>>>>>   media: vimc: Send null buffer through the pipeline
>>>>>   media: vimc: core: Add output device on the pipeline
>>>>>   media: vimc.dot: Update default topology diagram
>>>>>   media: vimc.rst: Add output device
>>>>>
>>>>>  Documentation/media/v4l-drivers/vimc.dot    |   4 +-
>>>>>  Documentation/media/v4l-drivers/vimc.rst    |  12 +-
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/Makefile        |   4 +-
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-capture.c  | 356 +++----------------
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-common.h   |   5 +-
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-core.c     |   7 +-
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-debayer.c  |  14 +-
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-output.c   | 362 ++++++++++++++++++++
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-scaler.c   |  13 +-
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-sensor.c   |  10 +-
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-streamer.c |  24 +-
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-video.c    | 273 +++++++++++++++
>>>>>  drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-video.h    | 130 +++++++
>>>>>  13 files changed, 849 insertions(+), 365 deletions(-)
>>>>>  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-output.c
>>>>>  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-video.c
>>>>>  create mode 100644 drivers/media/platform/vimc/vimc-video.h
>>>>>
> 


      reply	other threads:[~2019-07-31  3:01 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-07-02 15:47 André Almeida
2019-07-02 15:47 ` [PATCH 1/7] media: vimc: Create video module André Almeida
2019-07-02 15:47 ` [PATCH 2/7] media: vimc: video: Add write file operation André Almeida
2019-07-02 15:47 ` [PATCH 3/7] media: vimc: Create a V4L2 output device André Almeida
2019-07-09 22:20   ` Helen Koike
2019-07-02 15:47 ` [PATCH 4/7] media: vimc: Send null buffer through the pipeline André Almeida
2019-07-02 15:47 ` [PATCH 5/7] media: vimc: core: Add output device on " André Almeida
2019-07-09 22:20   ` Helen Koike
2019-07-02 15:47 ` [PATCH 6/7] media: vimc.dot: Update default topology diagram André Almeida
2019-07-02 15:47 ` [PATCH 7/7] media: vimc.rst: Add output device André Almeida
2019-07-09 22:19 ` [PATCH 0/7] media: vimc: Add a V4L2 " Helen Koike
2019-07-10  7:33   ` Hans Verkuil
2019-07-12 15:38     ` André Almeida
2019-07-13 10:03       ` Hans Verkuil
2019-07-31  3:00         ` André Almeida [this message]

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