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From: Jonas Karlman <jonas@kwiboo.se>
To: Adrian Ratiu <adrian.ratiu@collabora.com>,
	Ezequiel Garcia <ezequiel@collabora.com>,
	Philipp Zabel <p.zabel@pengutronix.de>
Cc: Fruehberger Peter <Peter.Fruehberger@de.bosch.com>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@kernel.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-rockchip@lists.infradead.org,
	Mark Brown <broonie@kernel.org>,
	kuhanh.murugasen.krishnan@intel.com,
	Daniel Vetter <daniel@ffwll.ch>,
	kernel@collabora.com, linux-media@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/18] Add Hantro regmap and VC8000 h264 decode support
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 23:39:51 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <97e84bb5-972a-091d-a159-6ab1151f17ab@kwiboo.se> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20201012205957.889185-1-adrian.ratiu@collabora.com>

Hi,

On 2020-10-12 22:59, Adrian Ratiu wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> This series introduces a regmap infrastructure for the Hantro driver
> which is used to compensate for different HW-revision register layouts.
> To justify it h264 decoding capability is added for newer VC8000 chips.
> 
> This is a gradual conversion to the new infra - a complete conversion
> would have been very big and I do not have all the HW yet to test (I'm
> expecting a RK3399 shipment next week though ;). I think converting the
> h264 decoder provides a nice blueprint for how the other codecs can be
> converted and enabled for different HW revisions.
> 
> The end goal of this is to make the driver more generic and eliminate
> entirely custom boilerplate like `struct hantro_reg` or headers with
> core-specific bit manipulations like `hantro_g1_regs.h` and instead rely
> on the well-tested albeit more verbose regmap subsytem.
> 
> To give just two examples of bugs which are easily discovered by using
> more verbose regmap fields (very easy to compare with the datasheets)
> instead of relying on bit-magic tricks: G1_REG_DEC_CTRL3_INIT_QP(x) was
> off-by-1 and the wrong .clk_gate bit was set in hantro_postproc.c.
> 
> Anyway, this series also extends the MMIO regmap API to allow relaxed
> writes for the theoretical reason that avoiding unnecessary membarriers
> leads to less CPU usage and small improvements to battery life. However,
> in practice I could not measure differences between relaxed/non-relaxed
> IO, so I'm on the fence whether to keep or remove the relaxed calls.
> 
> What I could masure is the performance impact of adding more sub-reg
> field acesses: a constant ~ 20 microsecond bump per G1 h264 frame. This
> is acceptable considering the total time to decode a frame takes three
> orders of magnitude longer, i.e. miliseconds ranges, depending on the
> frame size and bitstream params, so it is an acceptable trade-off to
> have a more generic driver.

In the RK3399 variant all fields use completely different positions so
in order to make the driver fully generic all around 145 sub-reg fields
used for h264 needs to be converted, see [1] for a quick generation of
field mappings used for h264 decoding.

Any indication on how the performance will be impacted with 145 fields
compared to around 20 fields used in this series?

Another issue with RK3399 variant is that some fields use different
position depending on the codec used, e.g. two dec_ref_frames in [2].
Should we use codec specific field maps? or any other suggestion on
how we can handle such case?

[1] https://github.com/Kwiboo/rockchip-vpu-regtool/commit/8b88d94d2ed966c7d88d9a735c0c97368eb6c92d
[2] https://github.com/Kwiboo/rockchip-vpu-regtool/blob/master/rk3399_dec_regs.c#L1065
[3] https://github.com/Kwiboo/rockchip-vpu-regtool/commit/9498326296445a9ce153b585cc48e0cea05d3c93

Best regards,
Jonas

> 
> This has been tested on next-20201009 with imx8mq for G1 and an SoC with
> VC8000 which has not yet been added (hopefuly support lands soon).
> 
> Kind regards,
> Adrian
> 
> Adrian Ratiu (18):
>   media: hantro: document all int reg bits up to vc8000
>   media: hantro: make consistent use of decimal register notation
>   media: hantro: make G1_REG_SOFT_RESET Rockchip specific
>   media: hantro: add reset controller support
>   media: hantro: prepare clocks before variant inits are run
>   media: hantro: imx8mq: simplify ctrlblk reset logic
>   regmap: mmio: add config option to allow relaxed MMIO accesses
>   media: hantro: add initial MMIO regmap infrastructure
>   media: hantro: default regmap to relaxed MMIO
>   media: hantro: convert G1 h264 decoder to regmap fields
>   media: hantro: convert G1 postproc to regmap
>   media: hantro: add VC8000D h264 decoding
>   media: hantro: add VC8000D postproc support
>   media: hantro: make PP enablement logic a bit smarter
>   media: hantro: add user-selectable, platform-selectable H264 High10
>   media: hantro: rename h264_dec as it's not G1 specific anymore
>   media: hantro: add dump registers debug option before decode start
>   media: hantro: document encoder reg fields
> 
>  drivers/base/regmap/regmap-mmio.c             |   34 +-
>  drivers/staging/media/hantro/Makefile         |    3 +-
>  drivers/staging/media/hantro/hantro.h         |   79 +-
>  drivers/staging/media/hantro/hantro_drv.c     |   41 +-
>  drivers/staging/media/hantro/hantro_g1_regs.h |   92 +-
>  ...hantro_g1_h264_dec.c => hantro_h264_dec.c} |  237 +++-
>  drivers/staging/media/hantro/hantro_hw.h      |   23 +-
>  .../staging/media/hantro/hantro_postproc.c    |  144 ++-
>  drivers/staging/media/hantro/hantro_regmap.c  | 1015 +++++++++++++++++
>  drivers/staging/media/hantro/hantro_regmap.h  |  295 +++++
>  drivers/staging/media/hantro/hantro_v4l2.c    |    3 +-
>  drivers/staging/media/hantro/imx8m_vpu_hw.c   |   75 +-
>  drivers/staging/media/hantro/rk3288_vpu_hw.c  |    5 +-
>  include/linux/regmap.h                        |    5 +
>  14 files changed, 1795 insertions(+), 256 deletions(-)
>  rename drivers/staging/media/hantro/{hantro_g1_h264_dec.c => hantro_h264_dec.c} (58%)
>  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/media/hantro/hantro_regmap.c
>  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/media/hantro/hantro_regmap.h
> 

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Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-12 20:59 Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 01/18] media: hantro: document all int reg bits up to vc8000 Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 02/18] media: hantro: make consistent use of decimal register notation Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 03/18] media: hantro: make G1_REG_SOFT_RESET Rockchip specific Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 04/18] media: hantro: add reset controller support Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-13  8:11   ` Philipp Zabel
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 05/18] media: hantro: prepare clocks before variant inits are run Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 06/18] media: hantro: imx8mq: simplify ctrlblk reset logic Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 07/18] regmap: mmio: add config option to allow relaxed MMIO accesses Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-13 10:26   ` Mark Brown
2020-10-14 11:51     ` Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-14 12:12       ` Mark Brown
2020-10-14 13:00         ` Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 08/18] media: hantro: add initial MMIO regmap infrastructure Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 09/18] media: hantro: default regmap to relaxed MMIO Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 10/18] media: hantro: convert G1 h264 decoder to regmap fields Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 11/18] media: hantro: convert G1 postproc to regmap Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 12/18] media: hantro: add VC8000D h264 decoding Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 13/18] media: hantro: add VC8000D postproc support Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 14/18] media: hantro: make PP enablement logic a bit smarter Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 15/18] media: hantro: add user-selectable, platform-selectable H264 High10 Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 16/18] media: hantro: rename h264_dec as it's not G1 specific anymore Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 17/18] media: hantro: add dump registers debug option before decode start Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 20:59 ` [PATCH 18/18] media: hantro: document encoder reg fields Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-12 23:39 ` Jonas Karlman [this message]
2020-10-13  6:48   ` [PATCH 00/18] Add Hantro regmap and VC8000 h264 decode support Adrian Ratiu
2020-10-29 12:38   ` Ezequiel Garcia
2020-10-29 16:21     ` Jonas Karlman
2020-11-03 15:27       ` Ezequiel Garcia
2020-10-29 13:07 ` Ezequiel Garcia
2020-10-29 14:15   ` Robin Murphy
2020-10-29 14:48     ` Mark Brown
2020-10-29 16:27     ` Ezequiel Garcia
2020-10-29 17:59       ` Mark Brown

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