[PATCH v6 4/5] media: pixfmt: Document the HEVC slice pixel format

Paul Kocialkowski paul.kocialkowski at bootlin.com
Fri Jun 14 14:38:36 UTC 2019


Document the current state of the HEVC slice pixel format.
The format will need to evolve in the future, which is why it is
not part of the public API.

Signed-off-by: Paul Kocialkowski <paul.kocialkowski at bootlin.com>
---
 .../media/uapi/v4l/pixfmt-compressed.rst      | 21 +++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 21 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/pixfmt-compressed.rst b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/pixfmt-compressed.rst
index 4b701fc7653e..fbe1b42c20f1 100644
--- a/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/pixfmt-compressed.rst
+++ b/Documentation/media/uapi/v4l/pixfmt-compressed.rst
@@ -143,6 +143,27 @@ Compressed Formats
       - ``V4L2_PIX_FMT_HEVC``
       - 'HEVC'
       - HEVC/H.265 video elementary stream.
+    * .. _V4L2-PIX-FMT-HEVC-SLICE:
+
+      - ``V4L2_PIX_FMT_HEVC_SLICE``
+      - 'S265'
+      - HEVC parsed slice data, as extracted from the HEVC bitstream.
+	This format is adapted for stateless video decoders that implement a
+	HEVC pipeline (using the :ref:`mem2mem` and :ref:`media-request-api`).
+	Metadata associated with the frame to decode is required to be passed
+	through the following controls :
+        * ``V4L2_CID_MPEG_VIDEO_HEVC_SPS``
+        * ``V4L2_CID_MPEG_VIDEO_HEVC_PPS``
+        * ``V4L2_CID_MPEG_VIDEO_HEVC_SLICE_PARAMS``
+	See the :ref:`associated Codec Control IDs <v4l2-mpeg-hevc>`.
+	Buffers associated with this pixel format must contain the appropriate
+	number of macroblocks to decode a full corresponding frame.
+
+	.. note::
+
+	   This format is not yet part of the public kernel API and it
+	   is expected to change.
+
     * .. _V4L2-PIX-FMT-FWHT:
 
       - ``V4L2_PIX_FMT_FWHT``
-- 
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