[RFC PATCH V1 6/6] platform: mtk-isp: Add Mediatek FD driver

Tomasz Figa tfiga at chromium.org
Mon Jun 24 20:39:40 PDT 2019


Hi Jerry,

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 11:22 PM Jerry-ch Chen
<Jerry-ch.Chen at mediatek.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Tomasz,
>
> On Thu, 2019-06-06 at 18:43 +0800, Tomasz Figa wrote:
> > Hi Jerry,
> >
> > On Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 06:45:05PM +0800, Jerry-ch Chen wrote:
> > > From: Jerry-ch Chen <jerry-ch.chen at mediatek.com>
> > >
> > > This patch adds the driver of Face Detection (FD) unit in
> > > Mediatek camera system, providing face detection function.
> > >
> > > The mtk-isp directory will contain drivers for multiple IP
> > > blocks found in Mediatek ISP system. It will include ISP Pass 1
> > > driver (CAM), sensor interface driver, DIP driver and face
> > > detection driver.
> > >
> >
> > Thanks for the patch.
> >
> > First of all a general comment about the design:
> >
> > My understanding is that this is a relatively straightforward
> > memory-to-memory device that reads a video frame and detects faces on it.
> > Such devices should be implemented as normal V4L2 memory-to-memory devices,
> > with contexts (instances; pipes) represented by v4l2_fh.
> >
> > Also, please replace the META_OUTPUT queue with proper V4L2 controls, as I
> > don't think there is anything that we couldn't model using controls here.
> >
> > The end result should be a V4L2 m2m driver (using the m2m helpers), where
> > you get a new context (instance; pipe) whenever you open the video node,
> > similar to codecs, video processors (like MTK MDP) and so on.
> >
> > Also please see my comments inline.
> >
> I appreciate your comments,
> sorry for sending the previous two unfinished mail...
>
> FD driver will be implemented as a normal V4L2 m2m driver which has an
> IMAGE_OUTPUT queue and a META_CAPTURE queue(face result).
>
> We will use the following properties.
> /* Is a video mem-to-mem device that supports multiplanar formats */
> #define V4L2_CAP_VIDEO_M2M_MPLANE    0x00004000
>
> The original META_OUTPUT queue contains the following structure will be
> replaced by V4L2 controls,
>
> /* FD_SCALE_NUM is 15. */
> struct fd_user_param {
>         uint8_t rip_feature;
>         uint8_t gfd_skip;
>         uint8_t dynamic_change_model;
>         uint8_t scale_num_from_user;
>         uint16_t source_img_width[FD_SCALE_NUM];
>         uint16_t source_img_height[FD_SCALE_NUM];
> } __packed; //share with co-processor
>
> However, we found that testM2MFormats() in the V4L2 compliance test will
> assume the capture queue has the same format as output queue has,
> therefore, FD driver's capture queue wouldn't be able to use META format
> or the v4l2 test will be failed.
>
> reference: v4l2-compliance/v4l2-test-formats.cpp
> // m2m devices are special in that the format is often per-filehandle.
> // But colorspace information should be passed from output to capture,
> // so test that.
>         if (node->is_m2m)
>                 return testM2MFormats(node);
>
> May we ask for your suggestions about this part?
>

Ah, I didn't mean mem-to-mem device specifically as per
V4L2_CAP_VIDEO_M2M_MPLANE, because that one implies the regular
VIDEO_OUTPUT -> VIDEO_CAPTURE processing indeed. We should expose just
VIDEO_OUTPUT_MPLANE and META_CAPTURE in the capabilities, but all the
rest would still behave like a mem-to-mem device, i.e. v4l2_fh for
contexts/instances, v4l2_m2m helpers and so on.

[snip]

> > > +
> > > +   return 0;
> > > +}
> > > +
> > > +static int mtk_fd_suspend(struct device *dev)
> > > +{
> > > +   struct mtk_fd_dev *fd_dev;
> > > +   int ret;
> > > +
> > > +   if (pm_runtime_suspended(dev))
> > > +           return 0;
> > > +
> > > +   fd_dev = dev_get_drvdata(dev);
> > > +
> > > +   if (atomic_read(&fd_dev->fd_hw.fd_user_cnt) > 0) {
> > > +           ret = pm_runtime_put_sync(fd_dev->fd_hw.larb_dev);
> > > +           clk_disable_unprepare(fd_dev->fd_hw.fd_clk);
> > > +           return ret;
> > > +   }
> >
> > This isn't going to work, because the hardware may be still processing a
> > frame at this point. You need a way to ensure that the hardware goes idle
> > here first and then in resume, you need to make the hardware continue when
> > it left before suspend.
> >
> For this part, I would like to do as following:
> when suspend, it should set the driver power state as idle or suspended
> to stop further enqueue jobs, should be judged in mtk_fd_hw_job_exec()
> or somewhere, then wait for the unfinished job return or timeout, and
> finally close the clock.
> When resume, we set the driver power state as resumed and let the new
> jobs to be enqueued.
>
> Or another way is to create a wait queue or work queue to store the jobs
> from user. When suspend, we change the driver status to restrict the new
> jobs joining to work queue and close the clock. When resume, driver
> continue execute the jobs from the work queue.
>

I wouldn't introduce a workqueue only for handling suspend/resume. If
we end up in a need to use a workqueue for some other purposes too,
then a freezable workqueue could work for blocking further requests
during suspend indeed. If we don't need a workqueue for anything else,
then a simple boolean flag set and wait for last job to finish in
suspend and flag reset and call to schedule a next job in resume
should be good enough.

Best regards,
Tomasz



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