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[v4,16/17] media: v4l2-subdev: De-deprecate init() subdev op

Message ID 20210412093451.14198-17-jacopo+renesas@jmondi.org (mailing list archive)
State New
Delegated to: Kieran Bingham
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Series media: gmsl: Reliability improvements | expand

Commit Message

Jacopo Mondi April 12, 2021, 9:34 a.m. UTC
The init() subdev core operation is deemed to be deprecated for new
subdevice drivers. However it could prove useful for complex
architectures to defer operation that require access to the
communication bus if said bus is not available (or fully configured)
at the time when the subdevice probe() function is run.

As an example, the GMSL architecture requires the GMSL configuration
link to be configured on the host side after the remote subdevice
has completed its probe function. After the configuration on the host
side has been performed, the subdevice registers can be accessed through
the communication bus.

In particular:

	HOST			REMOTE

	probe()
	   |
	   ---------------------> |
				  probe() {
				     bus config()
				  }
	   |<--------------------|
	v4l2 async bound {
	    bus config()
	    call subdev init()
	   |-------------------->|
				 init() {
				     access register on the bus()
				}
	   |<-------------------
	}

In the GMSL use case the bus configuration requires the enablement of the
noise immunity threshold on the remote side which ensures reliability
of communications in electrically noisy environments. After the subdevice
has enabled the threshold at the end of its probe() sequence the host
side shall compensate it with an higher signal amplitude. Once this
sequence has completed the bus can be accessed with noise protection
enabled and all the operations that require a considerable number of
transactions on the bus (such as the image sensor configuration
sequence) are run in the subdevice init() operation implementation.

Signed-off-by: Jacopo Mondi <jacopo+renesas@jmondi.org>
---
 include/media/v4l2-subdev.h | 15 ++++++++++++---
 1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

--
2.31.1

Comments

Jacopo Mondi April 15, 2021, 12:31 p.m. UTC | #1
Hi,

with feedback from media maintainers I can resend the series which is
now fully reviewed.

Thanks
   j

On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 11:34:50AM +0200, Jacopo Mondi wrote:
> The init() subdev core operation is deemed to be deprecated for new
> subdevice drivers. However it could prove useful for complex
> architectures to defer operation that require access to the
> communication bus if said bus is not available (or fully configured)
> at the time when the subdevice probe() function is run.
>
> As an example, the GMSL architecture requires the GMSL configuration
> link to be configured on the host side after the remote subdevice
> has completed its probe function. After the configuration on the host
> side has been performed, the subdevice registers can be accessed through
> the communication bus.
>
> In particular:
>
> 	HOST			REMOTE
>
> 	probe()
> 	   |
> 	   ---------------------> |
> 				  probe() {
> 				     bus config()
> 				  }
> 	   |<--------------------|
> 	v4l2 async bound {
> 	    bus config()
> 	    call subdev init()
> 	   |-------------------->|
> 				 init() {
> 				     access register on the bus()
> 				}
> 	   |<-------------------
> 	}
>
> In the GMSL use case the bus configuration requires the enablement of the
> noise immunity threshold on the remote side which ensures reliability
> of communications in electrically noisy environments. After the subdevice
> has enabled the threshold at the end of its probe() sequence the host
> side shall compensate it with an higher signal amplitude. Once this
> sequence has completed the bus can be accessed with noise protection
> enabled and all the operations that require a considerable number of
> transactions on the bus (such as the image sensor configuration
> sequence) are run in the subdevice init() operation implementation.
>
> Signed-off-by: Jacopo Mondi <jacopo+renesas@jmondi.org>
> ---
>  include/media/v4l2-subdev.h | 15 ++++++++++++---
>  1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h b/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h
> index d0e9a5bdb08b..3068d9940669 100644
> --- a/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h
> +++ b/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h
> @@ -148,9 +148,18 @@ struct v4l2_subdev_io_pin_config {
>   *	each pin being configured.  This function could be called at times
>   *	other than just subdevice initialization.
>   *
> - * @init: initialize the sensor registers to some sort of reasonable default
> - *	values. Do not use for new drivers and should be removed in existing
> - *	drivers.
> + * @init: initialize the subdevice registers to some sort of reasonable default
> + *	values. Do not use for new drivers (and should be removed in existing
> + *	ones) for regular architectures where the image sensor is connected to
> + *	the host receiver. For more complex architectures where the subdevice
> + *	initialization should be deferred to the completion of the probe
> + *	sequence of some intermediate component, or the communication bus
> + *	requires configurations on the host side that depend on the completion
> + *	of the probe sequence of the remote subdevices, the usage of this
> + *	operation could be considered to allow the devices along the pipeline to
> + *	probe and register in the media graph and to defer any operation that
> + *	require actual access to the communication bus to their init() function
> + *	implementation.
>   *
>   * @load_fw: load firmware.
>   *
> --
> 2.31.1
>
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diff --git a/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h b/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h
index d0e9a5bdb08b..3068d9940669 100644
--- a/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h
+++ b/include/media/v4l2-subdev.h
@@ -148,9 +148,18 @@  struct v4l2_subdev_io_pin_config {
  *	each pin being configured.  This function could be called at times
  *	other than just subdevice initialization.
  *
- * @init: initialize the sensor registers to some sort of reasonable default
- *	values. Do not use for new drivers and should be removed in existing
- *	drivers.
+ * @init: initialize the subdevice registers to some sort of reasonable default
+ *	values. Do not use for new drivers (and should be removed in existing
+ *	ones) for regular architectures where the image sensor is connected to
+ *	the host receiver. For more complex architectures where the subdevice
+ *	initialization should be deferred to the completion of the probe
+ *	sequence of some intermediate component, or the communication bus
+ *	requires configurations on the host side that depend on the completion
+ *	of the probe sequence of the remote subdevices, the usage of this
+ *	operation could be considered to allow the devices along the pipeline to
+ *	probe and register in the media graph and to defer any operation that
+ *	require actual access to the communication bus to their init() function
+ *	implementation.
  *
  * @load_fw: load firmware.
  *