struct_vb2_ops(9) driver-specific callbacks


struct vb2_ops {
int (* queue_setup) (struct vb2_queue *q,unsigned int *num_buffers, unsigned int *num_planes,unsigned int sizes[], void *alloc_ctxs[]);
void (* wait_prepare) (struct vb2_queue *q);
void (* wait_finish) (struct vb2_queue *q);
int (* buf_init) (struct vb2_buffer *vb);
int (* buf_prepare) (struct vb2_buffer *vb);
void (* buf_finish) (struct vb2_buffer *vb);
void (* buf_cleanup) (struct vb2_buffer *vb);
int (* start_streaming) (struct vb2_queue *q, unsigned int count);
void (* stop_streaming) (struct vb2_queue *q);
void (* buf_queue) (struct vb2_buffer *vb);



called from VIDIOC_REQBUFS and VIDIOC_CREATE_BUFS handlers before memory allocation. It can be called


release any locks taken while calling vb2 functions; it is called before an ioctl needs to wait for a new buffer to arrive; required to avoid a deadlock in blocking access type.


reacquire all locks released in the previous callback; required to continue operation after sleeping while waiting for a new buffer to arrive.


called once after allocating a buffer (in MMAP case) or after acquiring a new USERPTR buffer; drivers may perform additional buffer-related initialization; initialization failure (return != 0) will prevent queue setup from completing successfully; optional.


called every time the buffer is queued from userspace and from the VIDIOC_PREPARE_BUF ioctl; drivers may perform any initialization required before each hardware operation in this callback; drivers can access/modify the buffer here as it is still synced for the CPU; drivers that support VIDIOC_CREATE_BUFS must also validate the buffer size; if an error is returned, the buffer will not be queued in driver; optional.


called before every dequeue of the buffer back to userspace; the buffer is synced for the CPU, so drivers can access/modify the buffer contents; drivers may perform any operations required before userspace accesses the buffer; optional. The buffer state can be


called once before the buffer is freed; drivers may perform any additional cleanup; optional.


called once to enter 'streaming' state; the driver may receive buffers with buf_queue callback before start_streaming is called; the driver gets the number of already queued buffers in count parameter; driver can return an error if hardware fails, in that case all buffers that have been already given by the buf_queue callback are to be returned by the driver by calling vb2_buffer_done(VB2_BUF_STATE_QUEUED). If you need a minimum number of buffers before you can start streaming, then set min_buffers_needed in the vb2_queue structure. If that is non-zero then start_streaming won't be called until at least that many buffers have been queued up by userspace.


called when 'streaming' state must be disabled; driver should stop any DMA transactions or wait until they finish and give back all buffers it got from buf_queue callback by calling vb2_buffer_done() with either VB2_BUF_STATE_DONE or VB2_BUF_STATE_ERROR; may use vb2_wait_for_all_buffers function


passes buffer vb to the driver; driver may start hardware operation on this buffer; driver should give the buffer back by calling vb2_buffer_done function; it is allways called after calling STREAMON ioctl; might be called before start_streaming callback if user pre-queued buffers before calling STREAMON.


if the original number of requested buffers could not be allocated, then it will be called a second time with the actually allocated number of buffers to verify if that is OK. The driver should return the required number of buffers in *num_buffers, the required number of planes per buffer in *num_planes, the size of each plane should be set in the sizes[] array and optional per-plane allocator specific context in the alloc_ctxs[] array. When called from VIDIOC_REQBUFS, *num_planes == 0, the driver has to use the currently configured format to determine the plane sizes and *num_buffers is the total number of buffers that are being allocated. When called from VIDIOC_CREATE_BUFS, *num_planes != 0 and it describes the requested number of planes and sizes[] contains the requested plane sizes. If either *num_planes or the requested sizes are invalid callback must return -EINVAL. In this case *num_buffers are being allocated additionally to q->num_buffers.


DONE and ERROR occur while streaming is in progress, and the PREPARED state occurs when the queue has been canceled and all pending buffers are being returned to their default DEQUEUED state. Typically you only have to do something if the state is VB2_BUF_STATE_DONE, since in all other cases the buffer contents will be ignored anyway.