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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH v2 11/18] media: tegra-video: Add support for external sensor capture
On 07/07/2020 21:25, Sowjanya Komatineni wrote:
> On 7/7/20 12:01 PM, Sowjanya Komatineni wrote:
>> On 7/6/20 2:10 AM, Hans Verkuil wrote:
>>>> +static void tegra_vi_graph_cleanup(struct tegra_vi *vi)
>>>> +{
>>>> + struct tegra_vi_channel *chan;
>>>> +
>>>> + list_for_each_entry(chan, &vi->vi_chans, list) {
>>>> + video_unregister_device(&chan->video);
>>>> + mutex_lock(&chan->video_lock);
>>>> + vb2_queue_release(&chan->queue);
>>> No need for this since this is done in vb2_fop_release().
>>> In fact, vb2_queue_release should never be called by drivers. Just using
>>> vb2_fop_release or __vb2_fop_release is sufficient.
>>> The confusion is due to the fact that the name suggests that vb2_queue_release
>>> has to be balanced with vb2_queue_init, but that's not the case. Perhaps
>>> vb2_queue_stop or something like that might be a better name. I'll have to
>>> think about this since I see that a lot of drivers do this wrong.
>>>> + mutex_unlock(&chan->video_lock);
>>>> + v4l2_async_notifier_unregister(&chan->notifier);
>>>> + v4l2_async_notifier_cleanup(&chan->notifier);
>>>> + }
>>>> +}
>>>> +
>> vb2_queue_release() here is called to stop streaming a head before media links are removed in case of when driver unbind happens while
>> userspace application holds video device with active streaming in progress.
>> Without vb2_queue_release() here streaming will be active during the driver unbind and by the time vb2_queue_release() happens from
>> vb2_fop_release(), async notifiers gets unregistered and media links will be removed which causes channel stop stream to crash as we can't
>> retrieve sensor subdev  thru media entity pads to execute s_stream on subdev.
> I think we don't need async notifier unbind. Currently media links are removed during unbind so during notifier unregister all subdevs gets
> unbind and links removed.
> media_device_unregister during video device release callback takes care of media entity unregister and removing links.
> So, will try by removing notifier unbind along with removing vb2_queue_release during cleanup.

I actually wonder if vb2_queue_release shouldn't be called from video_unregister_device.

I'll look into this tomorrow.



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