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Hi, On 07/11/2012 08:37 PM, halli manjunatha wrote:
On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:Hi Hans, Thanks for the patch. I've CC-ed Halli as well. On Wed July 11 2012 17:47:34 Hans de Goede wrote:To allow apps to limit a hw-freq-seek to a specific band, for further info see the documentation this patch adds for these new fields. Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@xxxxxxxxxx> --- .../DocBook/media/v4l/vidioc-s-hw-freq-seek.xml | 44 ++++++++++++++++---- include/linux/videodev2.h | 5 ++- 2 files changed, 40 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-) diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/vidioc-s-hw-freq-seek.xml b/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/vidioc-s-hw-freq-seek.xml index f4db44d..50dc9f8 100644 --- a/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/vidioc-s-hw-freq-seek.xml +++ b/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/vidioc-s-hw-freq-seek.xml @@ -52,11 +52,21 @@ <para>Start a hardware frequency seek from the current frequency. To do this applications initialize the <structfield>tuner</structfield>, <structfield>type</structfield>, <structfield>seek_upward</structfield>, -<structfield>spacing</structfield> and -<structfield>wrap_around</structfield> fields, and zero out the -<structfield>reserved</structfield> array of a &v4l2-hw-freq-seek; and -call the <constant>VIDIOC_S_HW_FREQ_SEEK</constant> ioctl with a pointer -to this structure.</para> +<structfield>wrap_around</structfield>, <structfield>spacing</structfield>, +<structfield>rangelow</structfield> and <structfield>rangehigh</structfield> +fields, and zero out the <structfield>reserved</structfield> array of a +&v4l2-hw-freq-seek; and call the <constant>VIDIOC_S_HW_FREQ_SEEK</constant> +ioctl with a pointer to this structure.</para> + + <para>The <structfield>rangelow</structfield> and +<structfield>rangehigh</structfield> fields can be set to a non-zero value to +tell the driver to search a specific band. If the &v4l2-tuner; +<structfield>capability</structfield> field has the +<constant>V4L2_TUNER_CAP_HWSEEK_PROG_LIM</constant> flag set, these values +must fall within one of the bands returned by &VIDIOC-ENUM-FREQ-BANDS;. If +the <constant>V4L2_TUNER_CAP_HWSEEK_PROG_LIM</constant> flag is not set, +then these values must exactly match those of one of the bands returned by +&VIDIOC-ENUM-FREQ-BANDS;.</para>OK, I have some questions here: 1) If you have a multiband tuner, what should happen if both low and high are zero? Currently it is undefined, other than that the seek should start from the current frequency until it reaches some limit. Halli, what does your hardware do? In particular, is the hwseek limited by the US/Europe or Japan band range or can it do the full range? If I'm not mistaken it is the former, right?You are right... my hardware seek is limited by the japan/US band range....If it is the former, then you need to explicitly set low + high to ensure that the hwseek uses the correct range because the driver can't guess which of the overlapping bands to use.Yes in my driver I will take care of this :)....
I think you misunderstood Hans here, not the driver but userspace will need to fill in the rangelow / rangehigh fields of struct v4l2_hw_freq_seek, because if the current freq is in the overlapping area of the bands, the driver cannot know which band to seek, so it will just have to guess, I think it is best to just leave the band at its current setting in that case. The way the new API works (which was done this way to preserve backward compat) is that the bands returned from ENUM_BANDS are there as information only. userspace never explicitly sets a band, so an old app will just see the entire 76-108 MHZ range in the tuner struct and may do a S_FREQUENCY for any of those frequencies, and the driver must automatically switch bands when necessary. With S_HW_FREQ_SEEK we've the 2 new fields to indicate the band to seek for new apps, but with old apps these fields will be 0, and the driver needs to just pick a band to search on a best effort basis, for the si470x IE, if no band is specified in struct v4l2_hw_freq_seek, I simply always switch to the "Japan wide" band of 76-108 Mhz as that includes all other bands supported by the si470x. Regards, Hans -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html