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[v5,01/17] videodev2.h: add V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_DYNAMIC_ARRAY

Message ID 20220407152940.738159-2-benjamin.gaignard@collabora.com (mailing list archive)
State New
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Series Move HEVC stateless controls out of staging | expand

Commit Message

Benjamin Gaignard April 7, 2022, 3:29 p.m. UTC
From: Hans Verkuil <hverkuil-cisco@xs4all.nl>

Add a new flag that indicates that this control is a dynamically sized
array. Also document this flag.

Currently dynamically sized arrays are limited to one dimensional arrays,
but that might change in the future if there is a need for it.

The initial use-case of dynamic arrays are stateless codecs. A frame
can be divided in many slices, so you want to provide an array containing
slice information for each slice. Typically the number of slices is small,
but the standard allow for hundreds or thousands of slices. Dynamic arrays
are a good solution since sizing the array for the worst case would waste
substantial amounts of memory.

Signed-off-by: Hans Verkuil <hverkuil-cisco@xs4all.nl>
 .../userspace-api/media/v4l/vidioc-queryctrl.rst          | 8 ++++++++
 include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h                            | 1 +
 2 files changed, 9 insertions(+)
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diff --git a/Documentation/userspace-api/media/v4l/vidioc-queryctrl.rst b/Documentation/userspace-api/media/v4l/vidioc-queryctrl.rst
index 88f630252d98..a20dfa2a933b 100644
--- a/Documentation/userspace-api/media/v4l/vidioc-queryctrl.rst
+++ b/Documentation/userspace-api/media/v4l/vidioc-queryctrl.rst
@@ -625,6 +625,14 @@  See also the examples in :ref:`control`.
 	``V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_GRABBED`` flag when buffers are allocated or
 	streaming is in progress since most drivers do not support changing
 	the format in that case.
+      - 0x0800
+      - This control is a dynamically sized 1-dimensional array. It
+        behaves the same as a regular array, except that the number
+	of elements as reported by the ``elems`` field is between 1 and
+	``dims[0]``. So setting the control with a differently sized
+	array will change the ``elems`` field when the control is
+	queried afterwards.
 Return Value
diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h b/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h
index 3768a0a80830..8df13defde75 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/videodev2.h
@@ -1886,6 +1886,7 @@  struct v4l2_querymenu {
 #define V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_HAS_PAYLOAD	0x0100
 #define V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_MODIFY_LAYOUT	0x0400
+#define V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_DYNAMIC_ARRAY	0x0800
 /*  Query flags, to be ORed with the control ID */
 #define V4L2_CTRL_FLAG_NEXT_CTRL	0x80000000