[PATCH 2/7] media: cedrus: Fix H264 default reference index count

Jernej Škrabec jernej.skrabec at siol.net
Mon Jun 3 15:34:03 UTC 2019


Dne ponedeljek, 03. junij 2019 ob 13:46:20 CEST je Maxime Ripard napisal(a):
> On Thu, May 30, 2019 at 11:15:11PM +0200, Jernej Skrabec wrote:
> > Reference index count in VE_H264_PPS reg should come from PPS control.
> > However, this is not really important because reference index count is
> > in our case always overridden by that from slice header.
> > 
> > Cc: nicolas at ndufresne.ca
> > Cc: boris.brezillon at collabora.com
> > Cc: jonas at kwiboo.se
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Jernej Skrabec <jernej.skrabec at siol.net>
> 
> Acked-by: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard at bootlin.com>
> 
> > ---
> > We have to decide if we drop pps->num_ref_idx_l0_default_active_minus1
> > and pps->num_ref_idx_l1_default_active_minus1 fields or add
> > num_ref_idx_l0_active_override_flag and
> > num_ref_idx_l0_active_override_flag
> > to slice control.

Actually only one flag is in bitstream valid for both l0 and l1 ref list.

> > 
> > Current control doesn't have those two flags, so in Cedrus override flag
> > is
> > always set and we rely on userspace to set
> > slice->num_ref_idx_l0_active_minus1 and
> > slice->num_ref_idx_l1_active_minus1 to correct values. This means that
> > values stored in PPS are not needed and always ignored by VPU.
> > 
> > If I understand correctly, algorithm is very simple:
> > 
> > ref_count = PPS->ref_count
> > if (override_flag)
> > 
> > 	ref_count = slice->ref_count
> > 
> > It seems that VAAPI provides only final value. In my opinion we should do
> > the same - get rid of PPS default ref index count fields.
> 
> The rationale was to be as conservative as possible and just expose
> everything that is in the bitstream in those controls to accomodate
> for as many weird hardware as possible.

Ok, so then we should add that override flag, which would align with h264 specs 
and you can still do same trick in VAAPI library which it's currently used in 
Cedrus driver - always set override flag and fill out only slice reflist count. 
At the end it shouldn't matter for proper decoding in any driver.

Best regards,
Jernej





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