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From: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+samsung@kernel.org>
To: Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xs4all.nl>
Cc: Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Tian Shu Qiu <tian.shu.qiu@intel.com>,
	Sakari Ailus <sakari.ailus@linux.intel.com>,
	Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@kernel.org>,
	Jian Xu Zheng <jian.xu.zheng@intel.com>,
	Yong Zhi <yong.zhi@intel.com>, Bingbu Cao <bingbu.cao@intel.com>,
	linux-media@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] media: intel-ipu3: allow the media graph to be used even if a subdev fails
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 07:13:30 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180927071330.1fa3cfdd@coco.lan> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <0e31ae40-276e-22be-c6aa-b62f8dbea79e@xs4all.nl>

Em Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:52:35 +0200
Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xs4all.nl> escreveu:

> Hi Javier,
> 
> On 09/04/2018 01:30 PM, Javier Martinez Canillas wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > This series allows the ipu3-cio2 driver to properly expose a subset of the
> > media graph even if some drivers for the pending subdevices fail to probe.
> > 
> > Currently the driver exposes a non-functional graph since the pad links are
> > created and the subdev dev nodes are registered in the v4l2 async .complete
> > callback. Instead, these operations should be done in the .bound callback.
> > 
> > Patch #1 just adds a v4l2_device_register_subdev_node() function to allow
> > registering a single device node for a subdev of a v4l2 device.
> > 
> > Patch #2 moves the logic of the ipu3-cio2 .complete callback to the .bound
> > callback. The .complete callback is just removed since is empy after that.  
> 
> Sorry, I missed this series until you pointed to it on irc just now :-)
> 
> I have discussed this topic before with Sakari and Laurent. My main problem
> with this is how an application can discover that not everything is online?
> And which parts are offline?

Via the media controller? It should be possible for an application to see
if a videonode is missing using it.

> Perhaps a car with 10 cameras can function with 9, but not with 8. How would
> userspace know?

I guess this is not the only case where someone submitted a patch for
a driver that would keep working if some device node registration fails.

It could be just déjà vu, but I have a vague sensation that I merged something 
similar to it in the past on another driver, but I can't remember any details.

> 
> I completely agree that we need to support these advanced scenarios (including
> what happens when a camera suddenly fails), but it is the userspace aspects
> for which I would like to see an RFC first before you can do these things.

Dynamic runtime fails should likely rise some signal. Perhaps a sort of
media controller event?

> 
> Regards,
> 
> 	Hans
> 
> > 
> > Best regards,
> > Javier
> > 
> > 
> > Javier Martinez Canillas (2):
> >   [media] v4l: allow to register dev nodes for individual v4l2 subdevs
> >   media: intel-ipu3: create pad links and register subdev nodes at bound
> >     time
> > 
> >  drivers/media/pci/intel/ipu3/ipu3-cio2.c | 66 ++++++-----------
> >  drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-device.c    | 90 ++++++++++++++----------
> >  include/media/v4l2-device.h              | 10 +++
> >  3 files changed, 85 insertions(+), 81 deletions(-)
> >   
> 



Thanks,
Mauro

  reply	other threads:[~2018-09-27 10:13 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-04 11:30 [PATCH 0/2] media: intel-ipu3: allow the media graph to be used even if a subdev fails Javier Martinez Canillas
2018-09-04 11:30 ` [PATCH 1/2] [media] v4l: allow to register dev nodes for individual v4l2 subdevs Javier Martinez Canillas
2018-09-17 16:46   ` Sakari Ailus
2018-09-17 17:13     ` Javier Martinez Canillas
2018-09-04 11:30 ` [PATCH 2/2] media: intel-ipu3: create pad links and register subdev nodes at bound time Javier Martinez Canillas
2018-09-17 16:21 ` [PATCH 0/2] media: intel-ipu3: allow the media graph to be used even if a subdev fails Javier Martinez Canillas
2018-09-27  9:52 ` Hans Verkuil
2018-09-27 10:13   ` Mauro Carvalho Chehab [this message]
2018-09-27 10:22     ` Hans Verkuil
2018-11-14  8:28       ` Tomasz Figa

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