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SubjectRe: [RFC] METADATA design using V4l2 Request API
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Le jeudi 28 mai 2020 à 13:24 +0200, Hans Verkuil a écrit :
> On 28/05/2020 12:48, dikshita@codeaurora.org wrote:
> > Hi Hans,
> >
> > Thanks for the review.
> >
> > On 2020-05-26 16:27, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> > > Hi Dikshita,
> > >
> > > My apologies for the delay, this was (mostly) due to various vacation
> > > days.
> > >
> > > On 08/05/2020 08:21, Dikshita Agarwal wrote:
> > > > There are many commercialized video use cases which needs metadata
> > > > info
> > > > to be circulated between v4l2 client and v4l2 driver.
> > > >
> > > > METADATA has following requirements associated:
> > > > •Metadata is an optional info available for a buffer. It is not
> > > > mandatorily for every buffer.
> > > > For ex. consider metadata ROI (Region Of Interest). ROI is specified
> > > > by clients to indicate
> > > > the region where enhanced quality is desired. This metadata is given
> > > > as an input information
> > > > to encoder output plane. Client may or may not specify the ROI for a
> > > > frame during encode as
> > > > an input metadata. Also if the client has not provided ROI metadata
> > > > for a given frame,
> > > > it would be incorrect to take the metadata from previous frame. If
> > > > the data and
> > > > metadata is asynchronous, it would be difficult for hardware to
> > > > decide if it
> > > > needs to wait for metadata buffer or not before processing the input
> > > > frame for encoding.
> > > > •Synchronize the buffer requirement across both the video node/session
> > > > (incase metadata is being processed as a separate v4l2 video
> > > > node/session).
> > > > This is to avoid buffer starvation.
> > > > •Associate the metadata buffer with the data buffer without adding any
> > > > pipeline delay
> > > > in waiting for each other. This is applicable both at the hardware
> > > > side (the processing end)
> > > > and client side (the receiving end).
> > > > •Low latency usecases like WFD/split rendering/game streaming/IMS have
> > > > sub-50ms e2e latency
> > > > requirements, and it is not practical to stall the pipeline due to
> > > > inherent framework latencies.
> > > > High performance usecase like high-frame rate playback/record can
> > > > lead to frame loss during any pipeline latency.
> > > >
> > > > To address all above requirements, we used v4l2 Request API as
> > > > interlace.
> > > >
> > > > As an experiment, We have introduced new control
> > > > V4L2_CID_MPEG_VIDEO_VENUS_METADATA
> > > > to contain the METADATA info. Exact controls can be finalized once the
> > > > interface is discussed.
> > > >
> > > > For setting metadata from userspace to kernel, let say on encode
> > > > output plane,
> > > > following code sequence was followed
> > > > 1. Video driver is registering for media device and creating a media
> > > > node in /dev
> > > > 2. Request fd is allocated by calling MEDIA_IOC_REQUEST_ALLOC IOCTL on
> > > > media fd.
> > > > 3. METADATA configuration is being applied on request fd using
> > > > VIDIOC_S_EXT_CTRLS IOCTL
> > > > and the same request fd is added to buf structure structure before
> > > > calling VIDIOC_QBUF on video fd.
> > > > 4. The same request is queued through MEDIA_REQUEST_IOC_QUEUE IOCTL to
> > > > driver then, as a result
> > > > to which METADATA control will be applied to buffer through S_CTRL.
> > > > 5. Once control is applied and request is completed,
> > > > MEDIA_REQUEST_IOC_REINIT IOCTL is called
> > > > to re-initialize the request.
> > >
> > > This is fine and should work well. It's what the Request API is for,
> > > so no problems here.
> > >
> > > > We could achieve the same on capture plane as well by removing few
> > > > checks present currently
> > > > in v4l2 core which restrict the implementation to only output plane.
> > >
> > > Why do you need the Request API for the capture side in a
> > > memory-to-memory driver? It is not
> > > clear from this patch series what the use-case is. There are reasons
> > > why this is currently
> > > not allowed. So I need to know more about this.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Hans
> > >
> > we need this for use cases like HDR10+ where metadata info is part of
> > the bitstream.
> > To handle such frame specific data, support for request api on capture
> > plane would be needed.
>
> That's for the decoder, right? So the decoder extracts the HDR10+ metadata
> and fills in a control with the metadata?
>
> If that's the case, then it matches a similar request I got from mediatek.
> What is needed is support for 'read-only' requests: i.e. the driver can
> associate controls with a capture buffer and return that to userspace. But
> it is not possible to *set* controls in userspace when queuing the request.
>
> If you think about it you'll see that setting controls in userspace for
> a capture queue request makes no sense, but having the driver add set
> read-only controls when the request is finished is fine and makes sense.

Hi Hans,

I'm not sure I follow you on what will this look like in userspace. Can you post
an RFC of your idea, describing the userspace flow ? Particularly, I'm not sure
how the request helps in synchronizing the read of the metadata controls (over
simply reading the control after a DQBUF, which we can match to a specific input
using the provided timestamp). I also fail to understand how this aligns with
Stanimir concern with the performance of the get control interface.

>
> Implementing this shouldn't be a big job: you'd need a new
> V4L2_BUF_CAP_SUPPORTS_RO_REQUESTS
> capability, a corresponding new flag in struct vb2_queue, a new ro_requests
> flag in
> struct v4l2_ctrl_handler, and try_set_ext_ctrls() should check that flag and
> refuse to
> try/set any controls if it is true.
>
> Finally, the v4l2_m2m_qbuf() function should be updated to just refuse the
> case where both
> capture and output queue set V4L2_BUF_CAP_SUPPORTS_REQUESTS.
>
> And the documentation needs to be updated.
>
> I've added Yunfei Dong to the CC list, perhaps mediatek did some work on
> this already.
>
> Regards,
>
> Hans
>
> > Thanks,
> > Dikshita
> > > > We profiled below data with this implementation :
> > > > 1. Total time taken ( round trip ) for setting up control data on
> > > > video driver
> > > > with VIDIOC_S_EXT_CTRLS, QBUF and Queue Request: 737us
> > > > 2. Time taken for first QBUF on Output plane to reach driver with
> > > > REQUEST API enabled (One way): 723us
> > > > 3. Time taken for first QBUF on Output plane to reach driver without
> > > > REQUEST API (One way) : 250us
> > > > 4. Time taken by each IOCTL to complete ( round trip ) with REQUEST
> > > > API enabled :
> > > > a. VIDIOC_S_EXT_CTRLS : 201us
> > > > b. VIDIOC_QBUF : 92us
> > > > c. MEDIA_REQUEST_IOC_QUEUE: 386us
> > > >
> > > > Kindly share your feedback/comments on the design/call sequence.
> > > > Also as we experimented and enabled the metadata on capture plane as
> > > > well, please comment if any issue in
> > > > allowing the metadata exchange on capture plane as well.
> > > >
> > > > Reference for client side implementation can be found at [1].
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Dikshita
> > > >
> > > > [1]
> > > > https://git.linaro.org/people/stanimir.varbanov/v4l2-encode.git/log/?h=dikshita/request-api
> > > >
> > > > Dikshita Agarwal (3):
> > > > Register for media device
> > > > - Initialize and register for media device
> > > > - define venus_m2m_media_ops
> > > > - Implement APIs to register/unregister media controller.
> > > > Enable Request API for output buffers
> > > > - Add dependency on MEDIA_CONTROLLER_REQUEST_API in Kconfig.
> > > > - Initialize vb2 ops buf_out_validate and buf_request_complete.
> > > > - Add support for custom Metadata control
> > > > V4L2_CID_MPEG_VIDEO_VENUS_METADATA
> > > > - Implemeted/Integrated APIs for Request setup/complete.
> > > > Enable Request API for Capture Buffers
> > > >
> > > > drivers/media/common/videobuf2/videobuf2-v4l2.c | 4 +-
> > > > drivers/media/platform/Kconfig | 2 +-
> > > > drivers/media/platform/qcom/venus/core.h | 36 ++++
> > > > drivers/media/platform/qcom/venus/helpers.c | 247
> > > > +++++++++++++++++++++++-
> > > > drivers/media/platform/qcom/venus/helpers.h | 15 ++
> > > > drivers/media/platform/qcom/venus/venc.c | 63 +++++-
> > > > drivers/media/platform/qcom/venus/venc_ctrls.c | 61 +++++-
> > > > drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-ctrls.c | 10 +
> > > > drivers/media/v4l2-core/v4l2-mem2mem.c | 17 +-
> > > > include/media/v4l2-ctrls.h | 1 +
> > > > include/media/venus-ctrls.h | 22 +++
> > > > 11 files changed, 465 insertions(+), 13 deletions(-)
> > > > create mode 100644 include/media/venus-ctrls.h
> > > >

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