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On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:37:20 +0200
Antonio Ospite <ospite@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I noticed that AEC (Automatic Exposure Control, or
> V4L2_CID_EXPOSURE_AUTO) does not work in the ov534 gspca driver, either
> from guvcview or qv4l2.
> So in ov534, but I think in m5602 too, V4L2_CID_EXPOSURE_AUTO does not
> work from guvcview, qv4l2, or v4l2-ctrl, for instance the latter fails
> with the message:
> 	error 25 getting ext_ctrl Auto Exposure
> I tried adding an hackish implementation of vidioc_g_ext_ctrls and
> vidioc_s_ext_ctrls to gspca, and with these V4L2_CID_EXPOSURE_AUTO seems
> to work, but I need to learn more about this kind of controls before
> I can propose a decent implementation for mainline inclusion myself, so
> if anyone wants to anticipate me I'd be glad to test :)
> Unrelated, but maybe worth mentioning is that V4L2_CID_EXPOSURE_AUTO is
> of type MENU, while some drivers are treating it as a boolean, I think
> I can fix this one if needed.

Hi Antonio,

Yes, V4L2_CID_EXPOSURE_AUTO is of class V4L2_CTRL_CLASS_CAMERA, and, as
the associated menu shows, it is not suitable for webcams.

In the webcam world, the autoexposure is often the same as the
autogain: in the knee algorithm
( - also look at
gspca/sonixb.c), both exposure and gain are concerned. The cases where
a user wants only autoexposure (fixed gain) or autogain (fixed
exposure) are rare. If you want people to be able to do that, you
should add a new webcam control, V4L2_CID_AUTOEXPOSURE, and also add it
to each driver which implements the knee algorithm, and handle the three
cases, autogain only, autoexposure only and knee.

Then, looking about your implementation of vidioc_s_ext_ctrls, I found
it was a bit simple: setting many controls is atomic, i.e., if any
error occurs at some point, the previous controls should be reset to
their original values. Same about vidioc_g_ext_ctrls: the mutex must be
taken only once for the values do not change. You also do not check if
the controls are in a same control class. Anyway, are these ioctl's


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