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From: Stefan Wahren <stefan.wahren@i2se.com>
To: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Eric Anholt <eric@anholt.net>,
	linux-rpi-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Phil Elwell <phil@raspberrypi.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 17/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Add 10ms period constraint
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:42:22 +0200
Message-ID: <4c5f9aed-8fbe-fe22-0c8d-097d8915805c@i2se.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20180904155858.8001-18-tiwai@suse.de>

Hi Takashi,

Am 04.09.2018 um 17:58 schrieb Takashi Iwai:
> It seems that the resolution of vc04 callback is in 10 msec; i.e. the
> minimal period size is also 10 msec.
>
> This patch adds the corresponding hw constraint.
>
> Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <tiwai@suse.de>
> ---
>  drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-pcm.c | 5 +++++
>  1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-pcm.c b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-pcm.c
> index 9659c25b9f9d..6d89db6e14e4 100644
> --- a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-pcm.c
> +++ b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-pcm.c
> @@ -145,6 +145,11 @@ static int snd_bcm2835_playback_open_generic(
>  				   SNDRV_PCM_HW_PARAM_PERIOD_BYTES,
>  				   16);
>  
> +	/* position update is in 10ms order */
> +	snd_pcm_hw_constraint_minmax(runtime,
> +				     SNDRV_PCM_HW_PARAM_PERIOD_TIME,
> +				     10 * 1000, UINT_MAX);
> +
>  	chip->alsa_stream[idx] = alsa_stream;
>  
>  	chip->opened |= (1 << idx);

in the Foundation Kernel (Downstream) there is a patch to interpolate
the audio delay. So my questions is, does your patch above makes the
following patch obsolete?

[PATCH] bcm2835: interpolate audio delay

It appears the GPU only sends us a message all 10ms to update
the playback progress. Other than this, the playback position
(what SNDRV_PCM_IOCTL_DELAY will return) is not updated at all.
Userspace will see jitter up to 10ms in the audio position.

Make this a bit nicer for userspace by interpolating the
position using the CPU clock.

I'm not sure if setting snd_pcm_runtime.delay is the right
approach for this. Or if there is maybe an already existing
mechanism for position interpolation in the ALSA core.

I only set SNDRV_PCM_INFO_BATCH because this appears to remove
at least one situation snd_pcm_runtime.delay is used, so I have
to worry less in which place I have to update this field, or
how it interacts with the rest of ALSA.

In the future, it might be nice to use VC_AUDIO_MSG_TYPE_LATENCY.
One problem is that it requires sending a videocore message, and
waiting for a reply, which could make the implementation much
harder due to locking and synchronization requirements.
---
 .../vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-pcm.c       | 13 +++++++++++--
 .../staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835.h   |  1 +
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-pcm.c b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-pcm.c
index 94654c0c7bba5..36165a60fb059 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-pcm.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835-pcm.c
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
 /* hardware definition */
 static const struct snd_pcm_hardware snd_bcm2835_playback_hw = {
 	.info = (SNDRV_PCM_INFO_INTERLEAVED | SNDRV_PCM_INFO_BLOCK_TRANSFER |
-	SNDRV_PCM_INFO_MMAP | SNDRV_PCM_INFO_MMAP_VALID),
+	SNDRV_PCM_INFO_MMAP | SNDRV_PCM_INFO_MMAP_VALID | SNDRV_PCM_INFO_BATCH),
 	.formats = SNDRV_PCM_FMTBIT_U8 | SNDRV_PCM_FMTBIT_S16_LE,
 	.rates = SNDRV_PCM_RATE_CONTINUOUS | SNDRV_PCM_RATE_8000_48000,
 	.rate_min = 8000,
@@ -93,6 +93,8 @@ void bcm2835_playback_fifo(struct bcm2835_alsa_stream *alsa_stream)
 		alsa_stream->pos %= alsa_stream->buffer_size;
 	}
 
+	alsa_stream->interpolate_start = ktime_get_ns();
+
 	if (alsa_stream->substream) {
 		if (new_period)
 			snd_pcm_period_elapsed(alsa_stream->substream);
@@ -323,6 +325,7 @@ static int snd_bcm2835_pcm_prepare(struct snd_pcm_substream *substream)
 	alsa_stream->buffer_size = snd_pcm_lib_buffer_bytes(substream);
 	alsa_stream->period_size = snd_pcm_lib_period_bytes(substream);
 	alsa_stream->pos = 0;
+	alsa_stream->interpolate_start = ktime_get_ns();
 
 	audio_debug("buffer_size=%d, period_size=%d pos=%d frame_bits=%d\n",
 		alsa_stream->buffer_size, alsa_stream->period_size,
@@ -415,13 +418,19 @@ snd_bcm2835_pcm_pointer(struct snd_pcm_substream *substream)
 {
 	struct snd_pcm_runtime *runtime = substream->runtime;
 	struct bcm2835_alsa_stream *alsa_stream = runtime->private_data;
-
+	u64 now = ktime_get_ns();
 
 	audio_debug("pcm_pointer... (%d) hwptr=%d appl=%d pos=%d\n", 0,
 		frames_to_bytes(runtime, runtime->status->hw_ptr),
 		frames_to_bytes(runtime, runtime->control->appl_ptr),
 		alsa_stream->pos);
 
+	/* Give userspace better delay reporting by interpolating between GPU
+	 * notifications, assuming audio speed is close enough to the clock
+	 * used for ktime */
+	if (alsa_stream->interpolate_start && alsa_stream->interpolate_start < now)
+		runtime->delay = -(int)div_u64((now - alsa_stream->interpolate_start) * runtime->rate,  1000000000);
+
 	return snd_pcm_indirect_playback_pointer(substream,
 		&alsa_stream->pcm_indirect,
 		alsa_stream->pos);
diff --git a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835.h b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835.h
index 379604d3554e8..e64862e1781be 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835.h
+++ b/drivers/staging/vc04_services/bcm2835-audio/bcm2835.h
@@ -137,6 +137,7 @@ struct bcm2835_alsa_stream {
 	unsigned int pos;
 	unsigned int buffer_size;
 	unsigned int period_size;
+	u64 interpolate_start;
 
 	atomic_t retrieved;
 	struct bcm2835_audio_instance *instance;


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Thread overview: 53+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-09-04 15:58 [PATCH 00/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Cleanups and fixes Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 01/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Clean up mutex locks Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 02/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Remove redundant spdif stream ctls Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 03/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Clean up include files in bcm2835-ctl.c Takashi Iwai
2018-09-08 13:25   ` Stefan Wahren
2018-09-08 16:21     ` Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 04/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Remove redundant substream mask checks Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 05/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Fix mute controls, volume handling cleanup Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 06/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Remove redundant function calls Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 07/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Remove superfluous open flag Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 08/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Drop useless running flag and check Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 09/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Fix incorrect draining handling Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 10/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Kill unused spinlock Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 11/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Use PCM runtime values instead Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 12/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Drop unnecessary pcm indirect setup Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 13/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Drop useless NULL check Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 14/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Propagate parameter setup error Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 15/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Drop debug messages in bcm2835-pcm.c Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 16/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Drop superfluous mutex lock during prepare Takashi Iwai
2018-09-08 13:40   ` Stefan Wahren
2018-09-08 16:12     ` Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 17/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Add 10ms period constraint Takashi Iwai
2018-09-19  9:42   ` Stefan Wahren [this message]
2018-09-19  9:52     ` Takashi Iwai
2018-09-19 12:41       ` Stefan Wahren
2018-09-19 12:47         ` Mike Brady
2018-09-19 18:39         ` Takashi Iwai
2018-10-09 13:18           ` [PATCH 17/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Add 10ms period constraint [Resend in plain text...] Mike Brady
2018-10-09 13:44             ` Takashi Iwai
2018-10-09 15:28               ` Mike Brady
2018-10-09 15:32                 ` Takashi Iwai
2018-10-11 12:53                 ` Mike Brady
2018-10-11 14:07                   ` Stefan Wahren
2018-10-13 15:00                   ` Mike Brady
2018-10-13 15:45                     ` Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 18/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Make single vchi handle Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 19/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Code refactoring of vchiq accessor codes Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 20/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Operate non-atomic PCM ops Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 21/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Use card->private_data Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 22/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Use standard error print helpers Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 23/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Remove unnecessary header file includes Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 24/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Move module parameter description Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 25/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Use coherent device buffers Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 26/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Set SNDRV_PCM_INFO_SYNC_APPLPTR Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 27/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Simplify PCM creation helpers Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 28/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Simplify kctl " Takashi Iwai
2018-09-04 15:58 ` [PATCH 29/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Simplify card object management Takashi Iwai
2018-09-08 13:18 ` [PATCH 00/29] staging: bcm2835-audio: Cleanups and fixes Stefan Wahren
2018-09-08 16:21   ` Takashi Iwai
2018-09-08 17:00     ` Stefan Wahren
2018-09-08 17:16       ` Takashi Iwai
2018-09-10  9:12     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2018-09-10  9:16       ` Takashi Iwai

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