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authorHans Verkuil <>2015-03-15 14:30:25 -0300
committerMauro Carvalho Chehab <>2015-04-02 23:54:47 -0300
commitcc7d2dfb75b3ac0f248801ceed65f69465eb0389 (patch)
tree91e777bc40f151634eb0570dd2d28adb67165fa7 /Documentation/DocBook
parent03c278f01d70ce168a24f85a08e11636df30f580 (diff)
[media] v4l2_plane_pix_format: use __u32 bytesperline instead of __u16
While running v4l2-compliance tests on vivid I suddenly got errors due to a call to vmalloc_user with size 0 from vb2. Digging deeper into the cause I discovered that this was due to the fact that struct v4l2_plane_pix_format defines bytesperline as a __u16 instead of a __u32. The test I was running selected a format of 4 * 4096 by 4 * 2048 with a 32 bit pixelformat. So bytesperline was 4 * 4 * 4096 = 65536, which becomes 0 in a __u16. And bytesperline * height is suddenly 0 as well. While the vivid driver may be a virtual driver, it is to be expected that this limit will be hit for real hardware as well in the near future: 8k deep-color video will already reach it. The solution is to change the type to __u32. The only drivers besides vivid that use the multiplanar API are little-endian ARM and SH platforms (exynos, ti-vpe, vsp1), so this is safe. Signed-off-by: Hans Verkuil <> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/DocBook')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/pixfmt.xml b/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/pixfmt.xml
index 0a1528f3e891..fcde4e20205e 100644
--- a/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/pixfmt.xml
+++ b/Documentation/DocBook/media/v4l/pixfmt.xml
@@ -182,14 +182,14 @@ see <xref linkend="colorspaces" />.</entry>
- <entry>__u16</entry>
+ <entry>__u32</entry>
<entry>Distance in bytes between the leftmost pixels in two adjacent
lines. See &v4l2-pix-format;.</entry>
- <entry><structfield>reserved[7]</structfield></entry>
+ <entry><structfield>reserved[6]</structfield></entry>
<entry>Reserved for future extensions. Should be zeroed by the