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Date:   Tue, 21 Aug 2018 14:29:26 +0300
From:   Stanimir Varbanov <stanimir.varbanov@...aro.org>
To:     Tomasz Figa <tfiga@...omium.org>, Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@...all.nl>
Cc:     Linux Media Mailing List <linux-media@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Stanimir Varbanov <stanimir.varbanov@...aro.org>,
        Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@...nel.org>,
        Pawel Osciak <posciak@...omium.org>,
        Alexandre Courbot <acourbot@...omium.org>, kamil@...as.org,
        a.hajda@...sung.com, Kyungmin Park <kyungmin.park@...sung.com>,
        jtp.park@...sung.com, Philipp Zabel <p.zabel@...gutronix.de>,
        Tiffany Lin (林慧珊) 
        <tiffany.lin@...iatek.com>,
        Andrew-CT Chen (陳智迪) 
        <andrew-ct.chen@...iatek.com>, todor.tomov@...aro.org,
        nicolas@...fresne.ca,
        Paul Kocialkowski <paul.kocialkowski@...tlin.com>,
        Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart@...asonboard.com>,
        dave.stevenson@...pberrypi.org,
        Ezequiel Garcia <ezequiel@...labora.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] media: docs-rst: Document memory-to-memory video
 decoder interface

Hi Tomasz,

On 08/08/2018 05:55 AM, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 4:37 PM Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@...all.nl> wrote:

>>>>>>> +7.  If all the following conditions are met, the client may resume the
>>>>>>> +    decoding instantly, by using :c:func:`VIDIOC_DECODER_CMD` with
>>>>>>> +    ``V4L2_DEC_CMD_START`` command, as in case of resuming after the drain
>>>>>>> +    sequence:
>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>> +    * ``sizeimage`` of new format is less than or equal to the size of
>>>>>>> +      currently allocated buffers,
>>>>>>> +
>>>>>>> +    * the number of buffers currently allocated is greater than or equal to
>>>>>>> +      the minimum number of buffers acquired in step 6.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> You might want to mention that if there are insufficient buffers, then
>>>>>> VIDIOC_CREATE_BUFS can be used to add more buffers.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> This might be a bit tricky, since at least s5p-mfc and coda can only
>>>>> work on a fixed buffer set and one would need to fully reinitialize
>>>>> the decoding to add one more buffer, which would effectively be the
>>>>> full resolution change sequence, as below, just with REQBUFS(0),
>>>>> REQBUFS(N) replaced with CREATE_BUFS.
>>>>
>>>> What happens today in those drivers if you try to call CREATE_BUFS?
>>>
>>> s5p-mfc doesn't set the .vidioc_create_bufs pointer in its
>>> v4l2_ioctl_ops, so I suppose that would be -ENOTTY?
>>
>> Correct for s5p-mfc.
> 
> As Philipp clarified, coda supports adding buffers on the fly. I
> briefly looked at venus and mtk-vcodec and they seem to use m2m
> implementation of CREATE_BUFS. Not sure if anyone tested that, though.
> So the only hardware I know for sure cannot support this is s5p-mfc.

In Venus case CREATE_BUFS is tested with Gstreamer.

-- 
regards,
Stan

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