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ipa_controls.h File Reference

Type definitions for serialized controls. More...

#include <stdint.h>
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Classes

struct  libcamera::ipa_controls_header
 Serialized control packet header. More...
 
struct  libcamera::ipa_control_value_entry
 Description of a serialized ControlValue entry. More...
 
struct  libcamera::ipa_control_info_entry
 Description of a serialized ControlInfo entry. More...
 

Namespaces

 libcamera
 Top-level libcamera namespace.
 

Macros

#define IPA_CONTROLS_FORMAT_VERSION   1
 The current control serialization format version.
 

Enumerations

enum  libcamera::ipa_controls_id_map_type { libcamera::IPA_CONTROL_ID_MAP_CONTROLS, libcamera::IPA_CONTROL_ID_MAP_PROPERTIES, libcamera::IPA_CONTROL_ID_MAP_V4L2 }
 Enumerates the different control id map types. More...
 

Detailed Description

Type definitions for serialized controls.

This file defines binary formats to store ControlList and ControlInfoMap instances in contiguous, self-contained memory areas called control packets. It describes the layout of the packets through a set of C structures. These formats shall be used when serializing ControlList and ControlInfoMap to transfer them through the IPA C interface and IPA IPC transports.

A control packet contains a list of entries, each of them describing a single control info or control value. The packet starts with a fixed-size header described by the ipa_controls_header structure, followed by an array of fixed-size entries. Each entry is associated with data, stored either directly in the entry, or in a data section after the entries array.

The following diagram describes the layout of the ControlList packet.

+-------------------------+ . .
Header / | ipa_controls_header | | |
| | | | |
\ | | | |
+-------------------------+ | |
/ | ipa_control_value_entry | | hdr.data_offset |
| | #0 | | |
Control | +-------------------------+ | |
value | | ... | | |
entries | +-------------------------+ | |
| | ipa_control_value_entry | | hdr.size |
\ | #hdr.entries - 1 | | |
+-------------------------+ | |
| empty space (optional) | | |
+-------------------------+ <--´ . |
/ | ... | | entry[n].offset |
Data | | ... | | |
section | | value data for entry #n | <-----´ |
\ | ... | |
+-------------------------+ |
| empty space (optional) | |
+-------------------------+ <-------------------------´

The packet header contains the size of the packet, the number of entries, and the offset from the beginning of the packet to the data section. The packet entries array immediately follows the header. The data section starts at the offset ipa_controls_header::data_offset from the beginning of the packet, and shall be aligned to a multiple of 8 bytes.

Entries are described by the ipa_control_value_entry structure. They contain the numerical ID of the control, its type, and the number of control values.

The control values are stored in the data section in the platform's native format. The ipa_control_value_entry::offset field stores the offset from the beginning of the data section to the values.

All control values in the data section shall be stored in the same order as the respective control entries, shall be aligned to a multiple of 8 bytes, and shall be contiguous in memory.

Empty spaces may be present between the end of the entries array and the data section, and after the data section. They shall be ignored when parsing the packet.

The following diagram describes the layout of the ControlInfoMap packet.

+-------------------------+ . .
Header / | ipa_controls_header | | |
| | | | |
\ | | | |
+-------------------------+ | |
/ | ipa_control_info_entry | | hdr.data_offset |
| | #0 | | |
Control | +-------------------------+ | |
info | | ... | | |
entries | +-------------------------+ | |
| | ipa_control_info_entry | | hdr.size |
\ | #hdr.entries - 1 | | |
+-------------------------+ | |
| empty space (optional) | | |
+-------------------------+ <--´ . |
/ | ... | | entry[n].offset |
Data | | ... | | |
section | | info data for entry #n | <-----´ |
\ | ... | |
+-------------------------+ |
| empty space (optional) | |
+-------------------------+ <-------------------------´

The packet header is identical to the ControlList packet header.

Entries are described by the ipa_control_info_entry structure. They contain the numerical ID and type of the control. The control info data is stored in the data section as described by the following diagram.

+-------------------------+ .
/ | ... | | entry[n].offset
| +-------------------------+ <-----´
| | minimum value (#n) | \
Data | +-------------------------+ |
section | | maximum value (#n) | | Entry #n
| +-------------------------+ |
| | default value (#n) | /
| +-------------------------+
\ | ... |
+-------------------------+

The minimum, maximum and default values are stored in the platform's native data format. The ipa_control_info_entry::offset field stores the offset from the beginning of the data section to the info data.

Info data in the data section shall be stored in the same order as the entries array, shall be aligned to a multiple of 8 bytes, and shall be contiguous in memory.

As for the ControlList packet, empty spaces may be present between the end of the entries array and the data section, and after the data section. They shall be ignored when parsing the packet.