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[Xen-devel] [PATCH v3 0/1] cameraif: add ABI for para-virtual camera

From: Oleksandr Andrushchenko <oleksandr_andrushchenko@xxxxxxxx>


At the moment Xen [1] already supports some virtual multimedia
features [2] such as virtual display, sound. It supports keyboards,
pointers and multi-touch devices all allowing Xen to be used in
automotive appliances, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems
and many more.

Frontend implementation is available at [3] and the corresponding
backend at [4]. These are work in progress, but frontend already
passes v4l2-compliance test for V4L2 drivers. libxl changes are
available at [5].

This work adds a new Xen para-virtualized protocol for a virtual
camera device which extends multimedia capabilities of Xen even
farther: video conferencing, IVI, high definition maps etc.

The initial goal is to support most needed functionality with the
final idea to make it possible to extend the protocol if need be:

1. Provide means for base virtual device configuration:
 - pixel formats
 - resolutions
 - frame rates
2. Support basic camera controls:
 - contrast
 - brightness
 - hue
 - saturation
3. Support streaming control

I would like to thank Hans Verkuil <hverkuil@xxxxxxxxx> for valuable
comments and help.

Thank you,
Oleksandr Andrushchenko

Changes since v2:

1. Add "max-buffers" frontend configuration entry, e.g.
   the maximum number of camera buffers a frontend may use.
2. Add big-endian pixel-format support:
 - "formats" configuration string length changed from 4 to 7
   octets, so we can also manage BE pixel-formats
 - add corresponding comments to FOURCC mappings description
3. New commands added to the protocol and documented:
4.-Add defaults for colorspace, xfer, ycbcr_enc and quantization
6. Move plane offsets to XENCAMERA_OP_BUF_REQUEST as offsets
   required for the frontend might not be known at the configuration time
7. Clean up and address comments to v2 of the protocol

Changes since v1:

1. Added XenStore entries:
 - frame-rates
2. Do not require the FOURCC code in XenStore to be upper case only
3. Added/changed command set:
 - configuration get/set
 - buffer queue/dequeue
 - control get
4. Added control flags, e.g. read-only etc.
5. Added colorspace configuration support, relevant constants
6. Added events:
 - configuration change
 - control change
7. Changed control values to 64-bit
8. Added sequence number to frame avail event
9. Coding style cleanup

[1] https://www.xenproject.org/
[2] https://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=tree;f=xen/include/public/io
[3] https://github.com/andr2000/linux/tree/camera_front_v1/drivers/media/xen
[4] https://github.com/andr2000/camera_be
[5] https://github.com/andr2000/xen/tree/vcamera

Oleksandr Andrushchenko (1):
  cameraif: add ABI for para-virtual camera

 xen/include/public/io/cameraif.h | 1374 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 1374 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 xen/include/public/io/cameraif.h


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