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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 00/39] i.MX Media Driver
On 03/19/2017 06:54 PM, Steve Longerbeam wrote:
> On 03/19/2017 03:38 AM, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 18, 2017 at 12:58:27PM -0700, Steve Longerbeam wrote:
>>> Right, imx-media-capture.c (the "standard" v4l2 user interface module)
>>> is not implementing VIDIOC_ENUM_FRAMESIZES. It should, but it can only
>>> return the single frame size that the pipeline has configured (the mbus
>>> format of the attached source pad).
>> I now have a set of patches that enumerate the frame sizes and intervals
>> from the source pad of the first subdev (since you're setting the formats
>> etc there from the capture device, it seems sensible to return what it
>> can support.) This means my patch set doesn't add to non-CSI subdevs.
>>> Can you share your gstreamer pipeline? For now, until
>>> VIDIOC_ENUM_FRAMESIZES is implemented, try a pipeline that
>>> does not attempt to specify a frame rate. I use the attached
>>> script for testing, which works for me.
>> Note that I'm not specifying a frame rate on gstreamer - I'm setting
>> the pipeline up for 60fps, but gstreamer in its wisdom is unable to
>> enumerate the frame sizes, and therefore is unable to enumerate the
>> frame intervals (frame intervals depend on frame sizes), so it
>> falls back to the "tvnorms" which are basically 25/1 and 30000/1001.
>> It sees 60fps via G_PARM, and then decides to set 30000/1001 via S_PARM.
>> So, we end up with most of the pipeline operating at 60fps, with CSI
>> doing frame skipping to reduce the frame rate to 30fps.
>> gstreamer doesn't complain, doesn't issue any warnings, the only way
>> you can spot this is to enable debugging and look through the copious
>> debug log, or use -v and check the pad capabilities.
>> Testing using gstreamer, and only using "does it produce video" is a
>> good simple test, but it's just that - it's a simple test. It doesn't
>> tell you that what you're seeing is what you intended to see (such as
>> video at the frame rate you expected) without more work.
>>> Thanks, I've fixed most of v4l2-compliance issues, but this is not
>>> done yet. Is that something you can help with?
>> What did you do with:
>> ioctl(3, VIDIOC_REQBUFS, {count=0, type=0 /* V4L2_BUF_TYPE_??? */, memory=0 /* V4L2_MEMORY_??? */}) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument)
>> ioctl(3, VIDIOC_EXPBUF, 0xbef405bc) = -1 EINVAL (Invalid argument)
>> fail: v4l2-test-buffers.cpp(571): q.has_expbuf(node)

This is really a knock-on effect from an earlier issue where the compliance test
didn't detect support for MEMORY_MMAP.

>> To me, this looks like a bug in v4l2-compliance (I'm using 1.10.0).

Always build from the master repo. 1.10 is pretty old.

>> I'm not sure what buffer VIDIOC_EXPBUF is expected to export, since
>> afaics no buffers have been allocated, so of course it's going to fail.

It just tests if EXPBUF is supported.

I think I will modify v4l2-compliance to bail out if it doesn't find support
for MEMORY_MMAP. Even though in theory support for this is optional, in practice
all applications expect that it is supported. That should fix this
hard-to-understand error.

>> Either that, or the v4l2 core vb2 code is non-compliant with v4l2's
>> interface requirements.
>> In any case, it doesn't look like the buffer management is being
>> tested at all by v4l2-compliance - we know that gstreamer works, so
>> buffers _can_ be allocated, and I've also used dmabufs with gstreamer,
>> so I also know that VIDIOC_EXPBUF works there.

To test actual streaming you need to provide the -s option.

Note: v4l2-compliance has been developed for 'regular' video devices,
not MC devices. It may or may not work with the -s option.

As I think I mentioned somewhere else, creating a compliance test for
MC devices would help enormously in verifying drivers. I'm not sure if
it is better to create a new test or integrate it in v4l2-compliance.

I'm leaning towards the latter since there is a lot of overlap.

> I wouldn't be surprised if you hit on a bug in v4l2-compliance. I
> stopped with v4l2-compliance
> at a different test failure that also didn't make sense to me:
> Streaming ioctls:
> test read/write: OK (Not Supported)
> Video Capture:
> Buffer: 0 Sequence: 0 Field: Any Timestamp: 41.664259s
> fail:
> .../v4l-utils-1.6.2/utils/v4l2-compliance/v4l2-test-buffers.cpp(281):
> !(g_flags() & (V4L2_BUF_FLAG_DONE | V4L2_BUF_FLAG_ERROR))
> fail:
> .../v4l-utils-1.6.2/utils/v4l2-compliance/v4l2-test-buffers.cpp(610):
> buf.check(q, last_seq)
> fail:
> .../v4l-utils-1.6.2/utils/v4l2-compliance/v4l2-test-buffers.cpp(883):
> captureBufs(node, q, m2m_q, frame_count, false)
> test MMAP: FAIL
> test USERPTR: OK (Not Supported)
> test DMABUF: Cannot test, specify --expbuf-device
> Total: 42, Succeeded: 38, Failed: 4, Warnings: 0
> In this case the driver completed and returned only one buffer, and it set
> VB2_BUF_STATE_DONE, so these test failures didn't make sense to me. I
> was using version 1.6.2 at the time.

I can't do anything with that. Always use the master branch in the v4l-utils



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