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SubjectRe: [PATCH v8 05/14] media: rkisp1: add Rockchip ISP1 subdev driver
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On 12.02.20 22:13, Sakari Ailus wrote:
> Hi Dafna,
>
> Apologies for the late reply. I learned the mail had got lost due to mail
> server issues.
>
np:)

> On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 08:38:34PM +0100, Dafna Hirschfeld wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I (Dafna Hirschfeld) will work in following months with Helen Koike to fix the issues
>> in the TODO file of this driver: drivers/staging/media/rkisp1/TODO
>>
>> On 15.08.19 15:17, Sakari Ailus wrote:
>>> On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 11:24:22AM +0300, Sakari Ailus wrote:
>>>> Hi Helen,
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 09:58:05PM -0300, Helen Koike wrote:
>>>>
>>>> ...
>>>>
>>>>>>> +static int rkisp1_isp_sd_set_fmt(struct v4l2_subdev *sd,
>>>>>>> + struct v4l2_subdev_pad_config *cfg,
>>>>>>> + struct v4l2_subdev_format *fmt)
>>>>>>> +{
>>>>>>> + struct rkisp1_device *isp_dev = sd_to_isp_dev(sd);
>>>>>>> + struct rkisp1_isp_subdev *isp_sd = &isp_dev->isp_sdev;
>>>>>>> + struct v4l2_mbus_framefmt *mf = &fmt->format;
>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Note that for sub-device nodes, the driver is itself responsible for
>>>>>> serialising the access to its data structures.
>>>>>
>>>>> But looking at subdev_do_ioctl_lock(), it seems that it serializes the
>>>>> ioctl calls for subdevs, no? Or I'm misunderstanding something (which is
>>>>> most probably) ?
>>>>
>>>> Good question. I had missed this change --- subdev_do_ioctl_lock() is
>>>> relatively new. But setting that lock is still not possible as the struct
>>
>> 'the struct' - do you mean the 'vdev' struct allocated in
>> 'v4l2_device_register_subdev_nodes' ?
>
> Yes.
>
>>
>>>> is allocated in the framework and the device is registered before the
>>
>>>> driver gets hold of it. It's a good idea to provide the same serialisation
>>>> for subdevs as well.
>>>>
>>>> I'll get back to this later.
>>>
>>> The main reason is actually that these ops are also called through the
>>> sub-device kAPI, not only through the uAPI, and the locks are only taken
>>> through the calls via uAPI.
>>
>> actually it seems that although 'subdev_do_ioctl_lock' exit, I wonder if
>> any subdevice uses that vdev->lock in subdev_do_ioctl_lock.
>> It is not initialized in v4l2_device_register_subdev_nodes where the vdev is allocated
>> and I wonder if any subdevice actually initialize it somewhere else. For example it is null in this
>> driver and in vimc.
>
> It needs to be set before the video device is registered, so indeed, it
> seems no driver can make use it.
>
>>
>>>
>>> So adding the locks to uAPI calls alone would not address the issue.
>>
>> What I can do is add a mutex to every struct of a subdevice and lock it
>> at the beginning of each subdevice operation.
>> Is this an acceptable solution?
>
> Please do. That's what other drivers do at the moment as well.
>
I already sent it as the patchset "media: staging: rkisp1: add serialization to the isp and resizer ops"

Thanks,
Dafna

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