On Fri, 2017-06-16 at 12:42 +0200, Hans Verkuil wrote:
On 05/12/17 04:42, Minghsiu Tsai wrote:
From: Daniel Kurtz <djkurtz@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Experiments show that the:
(1) mtk-mdp uses the _MPLANE form of CAPTURE/OUTPUT
Please drop this, since this no longer applies to this patch.
I will remove it next version
(2) CAPTURE types use CROP targets, and OUTPUT types use COMPOSE targets
Are you really certain about this?
For m2m devices the output (i.e. memory to hardware) typically crops from memory
and the capture side (hardware to memory) composes into memory.
I.e.: for the output side you crop the part of the memory buffer that you want
to process and on the capture side you compose the result into a memory buffer:
i.e. the memory buffer might be 1920x1080, but you compose the decoder output
into a rectangle of 640x480 at offset 128x128 within that buffer (just an example).
CAPTURE using crop would be if, before the data is DMAed, the hardware decoder
output is cropped. E.g. if the stream fed to the decoder is 1920x1080, but you
want to only DMA a subselection of that, then that would be cropping, and it
would go to a memory buffer of the size of the crop selection.
OUTPUT using compose is highly unlikely: that means that the frame you give
is composed in a larger internal buffer with generated border data around it.
Very rare and really only something that a compositor of some sort would do.
That's strange. In v4l2-ioctl.c, v4l_g_crop()
OUTPUT is using COMPOSE
CAPTURE is using CROP
static int v4l_g_crop(const struct v4l2_ioctl_ops *ops,
struct file *file, void *fh, void *arg)
/* crop means compose for output devices */
s.target = V4L2_SEL_TGT_COMPOSE_ACTIVE;
s.target = V4L2_SEL_TGT_CROP_ACTIVE;
ret = ops->vidioc_g_selection(file, fh, &s);
What exactly does the hardware do? Both for the encoder and for the decoder
case. Perhaps if I knew exactly what that is, then I can advise.
NV12M/YUV420M/MT21 -> MDP -> NV12M/YUV420M
The usage would be like this:
decoder -> MT21 -> MDP -> NV12M/YUV420M
NV12M/YUV420M -> MDP -> NV12M/YUV420M -> encoder