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SubjectRe: [PATCH] input: API for Setting a Timestamp from a Driver
On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 8:41 AM Dmitry Torokhov
<dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Atif,
>
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 04:04:10PM -0700, Atif Niyaz wrote:
> > Currently, evdev stamps time with timestamps acquired in
> > evdev_events. However, this timestamping may not be accurate in terms of
> > measuring when the actual event happened. This API allows any 3rd party
> > driver to be able to call input_set_timestamp, and provide a timestamp
> > that can be utilized in order to provide a more accurate sense of time
> > for the event
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Atif Niyaz <atifniyaz@google.com>
>
> This looks OK to me. Benjamin, Peter, any concerns here?
>

No red flags from me (though Peter is the one using all of this).

Just curious, which drivers do you think will be using this new API?
I can see that we might want to use hid-multitouch for it, with the
Scan Time forwarded by the device, but what do you have in mind?

Cheers,
Benjamin

>
> > ---
> > drivers/input/evdev.c | 42 ++++++++++++++++--------------------------
> > drivers/input/input.c | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> > include/linux/input.h | 38 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 3 files changed, 71 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/input/evdev.c b/drivers/input/evdev.c
> > index 867c2cfd0038..a331efa0a3f6 100644
> > --- a/drivers/input/evdev.c
> > +++ b/drivers/input/evdev.c
> > @@ -25,13 +25,6 @@
> > #include <linux/cdev.h>
> > #include "input-compat.h"
> >
> > -enum evdev_clock_type {
> > - EV_CLK_REAL = 0,
> > - EV_CLK_MONO,
> > - EV_CLK_BOOT,
> > - EV_CLK_MAX
> > -};
> > -
> > struct evdev {
> > int open;
> > struct input_handle handle;
> > @@ -53,7 +46,7 @@ struct evdev_client {
> > struct fasync_struct *fasync;
> > struct evdev *evdev;
> > struct list_head node;
> > - unsigned int clk_type;
> > + input_clk_t clk_type;
> > bool revoked;
> > unsigned long *evmasks[EV_CNT];
> > unsigned int bufsize;
> > @@ -150,16 +143,18 @@ static void __evdev_flush_queue(struct evdev_client *client, unsigned int type)
> > static void __evdev_queue_syn_dropped(struct evdev_client *client)
> > {
> > struct input_event ev;
> > - ktime_t time;
> > struct timespec64 ts;
> > + ktime_t *time = input_get_timestamp(client->evdev->handle.dev);
> >
> > - time = client->clk_type == EV_CLK_REAL ?
> > - ktime_get_real() :
> > - client->clk_type == EV_CLK_MONO ?
> > - ktime_get() :
> > - ktime_get_boottime();
> > + switch (client->clk_type) {
> > + case INPUT_CLK_REAL:
> > + case INPUT_CLK_MONO:
> > + ts = ktime_to_timespec64(time[client->clk_type]);
> > + break;
> > + default:
> > + ts = ktime_to_timespec64(time[INPUT_CLK_BOOT]);
>
> Add "break" here please.
>
> > + }
> >
> > - ts = ktime_to_timespec64(time);
> > ev.input_event_sec = ts.tv_sec;
> > ev.input_event_usec = ts.tv_nsec / NSEC_PER_USEC;
> > ev.type = EV_SYN;
> > @@ -185,21 +180,21 @@ static void evdev_queue_syn_dropped(struct evdev_client *client)
> > spin_unlock_irqrestore(&client->buffer_lock, flags);
> > }
> >
> > -static int evdev_set_clk_type(struct evdev_client *client, unsigned int clkid)
> > +static int evdev_set_clk_type(struct evdev_client *client, clockid_t clkid)
> > {
> > unsigned long flags;
> > - unsigned int clk_type;
> > + input_clk_t clk_type;
> >
> > switch (clkid) {
> >
> > case CLOCK_REALTIME:
> > - clk_type = EV_CLK_REAL;
> > + clk_type = INPUT_CLK_REAL;
> > break;
> > case CLOCK_MONOTONIC:
> > - clk_type = EV_CLK_MONO;
> > + clk_type = INPUT_CLK_MONO;
> > break;
> > case CLOCK_BOOTTIME:
> > - clk_type = EV_CLK_BOOT;
> > + clk_type = INPUT_CLK_BOOT;
> > break;
> > default:
> > return -EINVAL;
> > @@ -307,12 +302,7 @@ static void evdev_events(struct input_handle *handle,
> > {
> > struct evdev *evdev = handle->private;
> > struct evdev_client *client;
> > - ktime_t ev_time[EV_CLK_MAX];
> > -
> > - ev_time[EV_CLK_MONO] = ktime_get();
> > - ev_time[EV_CLK_REAL] = ktime_mono_to_real(ev_time[EV_CLK_MONO]);
> > - ev_time[EV_CLK_BOOT] = ktime_mono_to_any(ev_time[EV_CLK_MONO],
> > - TK_OFFS_BOOT);
> > + ktime_t *ev_time = input_get_timestamp(handle->dev);
> >
> > rcu_read_lock();
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/input/input.c b/drivers/input/input.c
> > index 7f3c5fcb9ed6..ae8b0ee58120 100644
> > --- a/drivers/input/input.c
> > +++ b/drivers/input/input.c
> > @@ -1894,6 +1894,23 @@ void input_free_device(struct input_dev *dev)
> > }
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(input_free_device);
> >
> > +/**
> > + * input_get_timestamp - get timestamp for input events
> > + * @dev: input device to get timestamp from
> > + *
> > + * A valid timestamp is a timestamp of non-zero value.
> > + */
> > +ktime_t *input_get_timestamp(struct input_dev *dev)
> > +{
> > + const ktime_t invalid_timestamp = ktime_set(0, 0);
> > +
> > + if (!ktime_compare(dev->timestamp[INPUT_CLK_MONO], ktime_zero)) {
>
> You need to replace ktime_zero with invalid_timestamp here.
>
> > + input_set_timestamp(dev, ktime_get());
> > + }
>
> No need for curly braces for 1-line body.
>
> > + return dev->timestamp;
> > +}
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(input_get_timestamp);
> > +
> > /**
> > * input_set_capability - mark device as capable of a certain event
> > * @dev: device that is capable of emitting or accepting event
> > diff --git a/include/linux/input.h b/include/linux/input.h
> > index 510e78558c10..3929b62ccbe5 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/input.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/input.h
> > @@ -33,6 +33,14 @@ struct input_value {
> > __s32 value;
> > };
> >
> > +enum input_clock_type {
> > + INPUT_CLK_REAL = 0,
> > + INPUT_CLK_MONO,
> > + INPUT_CLK_BOOT,
> > + INPUT_CLK_MAX
> > +};
> > +typedef enum input_clock_type input_clk_t;
>
> We typically avoid typedefs unless we really want to hide kind of data
> we are dealing with. Let's just use "enum input_clock_type" everywhere.
>
> > +
> > /**
> > * struct input_dev - represents an input device
> > * @name: name of the device
> > @@ -114,6 +122,8 @@ struct input_value {
> > * @vals: array of values queued in the current frame
> > * @devres_managed: indicates that devices is managed with devres framework
> > * and needs not be explicitly unregistered or freed.
> > + * @timestamp: storage for a timestamp set by input_set_timestamp called
> > + * by a driver
> > */
> > struct input_dev {
> > const char *name;
> > @@ -184,6 +194,8 @@ struct input_dev {
> > struct input_value *vals;
> >
> > bool devres_managed;
> > +
> > + ktime_t timestamp[INPUT_CLK_MAX];
> > };
> > #define to_input_dev(d) container_of(d, struct input_dev, dev)
> >
> > @@ -382,6 +394,32 @@ void input_close_device(struct input_handle *);
> >
> > int input_flush_device(struct input_handle *handle, struct file *file);
> >
> > +/**
> > + * input_set_timestamp - set timestamp for input events
> > + * @dev: input device to set timestamp for
> > + * @timestamp: the time at which the event has occurred
> > + * in CLOCK_MONOTONIC
> > + *
> > + * This function is intended to provide to the input system a more
> > + * accurate time of when an event actually occurred. The driver should
> > + * call this function as soon as a timestamp is acquired ensuring
> > + * clock conversions in input_set_timestamp are done correctly.
> > + *
> > + * The system entering a suspend between timestamp acquisition and
> > + * calling input_set_timestamp can result in inaccurate conversions.
> > + *
> > + */
> > +static inline void input_set_timestamp(struct input_dev *dev,
> > + ktime_t timestamp)
> > +{
> > + dev->timestamp[INPUT_CLK_MONO] = timestamp;
> > + dev->timestamp[INPUT_CLK_REAL] = ktime_mono_to_real(timestamp);
> > + dev->timestamp[INPUT_CLK_BOOT] = ktime_mono_to_any(
> > + timestamp, TK_OFFS_BOOT);
> > +}
> > +
> > +ktime_t *input_get_timestamp(struct input_dev *dev);
> > +
> > void input_event(struct input_dev *dev, unsigned int type, unsigned int code, int value);
> > void input_inject_event(struct input_handle *handle, unsigned int type, unsigned int code, int value);
> >
> > --
> > 2.22.0.410.gd8fdbe21b5-goog
> >
>
> --
> Dmitry

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