[PATCH v4 14/36] [media] v4l2-mc: add a function to inherit controls from a pipeline

Russell King - ARM Linux linux at armlinux.org.uk
Sat Mar 11 09:32:54 PST 2017

On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 05:32:29PM +0200, Sakari Ailus wrote:
> My understanding of the i.MX6 case is the hardware is configurable enough
> to warrant the use of the Media controller API. Some patches indicate
> there are choices to be made in data routing.

The iMX6 does have configurable data routing, but in some scenarios
(eg, when receiving bayer data) there's only one possible routing.

> Steve: could you enlighten us on the topic, by e.g. doing media-ctl
> --print-dot and sending the results to the list? What kind of different IP
> blocks are there and what do they do? A pointer to hardware documentation
> wouldn't hurt either (if it's available).

Attached for the imx219 camera.  Note that although the CSI2 block has
four outputs, each output is dedicated to a CSI virtual channel, so
they can not be arbitarily assigned without configuring the sensor.

Since the imx219 only produces bayer, the graph is also showing the
_only_ possible routing for the imx219 configured for CSI virtual
channel 0.

The iMX6 manuals are available on the 'net.


There are several chapters that cover the capture side:

* IPU CSI2 gasket

The IPU not only performs capture, but also display as well.

RMK's Patch system: http://www.armlinux.org.uk/developer/patches/
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according to speedtest.net.
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