Hi Hans,

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 04:12:55PM +0200, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> Hi all,
> Since we have three separate half-day sessions for different topics I decided
> to split the announcement for this in three emails as well, so these things
> can be discussed in separate threads.
> All sessions are in room Terreaux VIP Lounge - Level 0.
> There is a maximum of 15 people.
> The first session deals with the codec API and is on Tuesday morning from
> 8:30 (tentative, might change) to 12:00 (we have to vacate the room at that
> time).
> Confirmed attendees for this session:
> Boris Brezillon <boris.brezil...@collabora.com>
> Alexandre Courbot <acour...@chromium.org>
> Nicolas Dufresne <nico...@ndufresne.ca>
> Tomasz Figa <tf...@chromium.org>
> Ezequiel Garcia <ezequ...@collabora.com>
> Daniel Gomez <dan...@qtec.com>
> Dafna Hirschfeld <dafna.hirschf...@collabora.com>
> Eugen Hristev <eugen.hris...@microchip.com>
> Paul Kocialkowski <paul.kocialkow...@bootlin.com>
> Helen Koike <helen.ko...@collabora.com>
> Michael Tretter <m.tret...@pengutronix.de>
> Hans Verkuil <hverk...@xs4all.nl>
> Tentative:
> Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinch...@ideasonboard.com>
> Jacopo Mondi <jac...@jmondi.org>
> Jacopo, please confirm if you want to attend this session. I didn't find
> an email with explicit confirmation, so it was probably done via irc. But 
> since
> this session is getting close to capacity I would prefer to keep attendance to
> those are actually working with codecs (or will work with it in the near 
> future).

I'm not really working on codecs, so if you're running almost at full
capacity please feel free to re-assign my seat.

If there are free seats I might flock in, but without contributing too
much to the discussions :)


> If I missed someone, or you are on the list but won't attend after all, then
> please let me know.
> Agenda:
> - Status of any pending patches related to codec support.
> - Requirements of moving codec drivers out of staging.
> - Finalize the stateful encoder API. There are two pieces that need
>   to be defined:
> 1) Setting the frame rate so bitrate control can make sense, since
>    they need to know this information. This is also relevant for the
>    stateless codec (and this may have to change on a per-frame basis
>    for stateless codecs!).
>    This can either be implemented via ENUM_FRAMEINTERVALS for the coded
>    pixelformats and S_PARM support, or we just add a new control for this.
>    go for a control, then we need to consider the unit. We can use a
>    fraction as well. See this series that puts in the foundation for that:
>    https://patchwork.linuxtv.org/cover/58857/
>    I am inclined to go with a control, since the semantics don't really
>    match ENUM_FRAMEINTERVALS/S_PARM. These ioctls still need to be supported
>    for legacy drivers. Open question: some drivers (mediatek, hva, coda)
>    require S_PARM(OUTPUT), some (venus) allow both S_PARM(CAPTURE) and
>    S_PARM(OUTPUT). I am inclined to allow both since this is not a CAPTURE
>    vs OUTPUT thing, it is global to both queues.
> 2) Interactions between OUTPUT and CAPTURE formats.
>    The main problem is what to do if the capture sizeimage is too small
>    for the OUTPUT resolution when streaming starts.
>    Proposal: width and height of S_FMT(OUTPUT) are used to
>    calculate a minimum sizeimage (app may request more). This is
>    driver-specific. (Is it? Or is this codec-specific?)
>    V4L2_FMT_FLAG_FIXED_RESOLUTION is always set for codec formats
>    for the encoder (i.e. we don't support mid-stream resolution
>    changes for now) and V4L2_EVENT_SOURCE_CHANGE is not
>    supported. See https://patchwork.linuxtv.org/patch/56478/ for
>    the patch adding this flag.
>    Of course, if we start to support mid-stream resolution
>    changes (or other changes that require a source change event),
>    then this flag should be dropped by the encoder driver and
>    documentation on how to handle the source change event should
>    be documented in the encoder spec. I prefer to postpone this
>    until we have an encoder than can actually do mid-stream
>    resolution changes.
>    If sizeimage of the OUTPUT is too small for the CAPTURE
>    resolution and V4L2_EVENT_SOURCE_CHANGE is not supported,
>    then the second STREAMON (either CAPTURE or OUTPUT) will
>    return -ENOMEM since there is not enough memory to do the
>    encode.
>    If V4L2_FMT_FLAG_FIXED_RESOLUTION is set (i.e. that should
>    be the case for all current encoders), then any bitrate controls
>    will be limited in range to what the current state (CAPTURE and
>    OUTPUT formats and frame rate) supports.
> - Stateless encoders?
> - Anything else? (I have a feeling I missed a codec-related topic, but
>   I can't find it in my mailbox)
> Regards,
>       Hans

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