7.63.1. Name

VIDIOC_SUBDEV_G_SELECTION - VIDIOC_SUBDEV_S_SELECTION - Get or set selection rectangles on a subdev pad

7.63.2. Synopsis


int ioctl(int fd, VIDIOC_SUBDEV_G_SELECTION, struct v4l2_subdev_selection *argp)


int ioctl(int fd, VIDIOC_SUBDEV_S_SELECTION, struct v4l2_subdev_selection *argp)

7.63.3. Arguments


File descriptor returned by open().


Pointer to struct v4l2_subdev_selection.

7.63.4. Description

The selections are used to configure various image processing functionality performed by the subdevs which affect the image size. This currently includes cropping, scaling and composition.

The selection API replaces the old subdev crop API. All the function of the crop API, and more, are supported by the selections API.

See Sub-device Interface for more information on how each selection target affects the image processing pipeline inside the subdevice.

If the subdev device node has been registered in read-only mode, calls to VIDIOC_SUBDEV_S_SELECTION are only valid if the which field is set to V4L2_SUBDEV_FORMAT_TRY, otherwise an error is returned and the errno variable is set to -EPERM. Types of selection targets

There are two types of selection targets: actual and bounds. The actual targets are the targets which configure the hardware. The BOUNDS target will return a rectangle that contain all possible actual rectangles. Discovering supported features

To discover which targets are supported, the user can perform VIDIOC_SUBDEV_G_SELECTION on them. Any unsupported target will return EINVAL.

Selection targets and flags are documented in Common selection definitions.

type v4l2_subdev_selection
struct v4l2_subdev_selection



Active or try selection, from enum v4l2_subdev_format_whence.



Pad number as reported by the media framework.



Target selection rectangle. See Common selection definitions.



Flags. See Selection flags.

struct v4l2_rect


Selection rectangle, in pixels.



Stream identifier.



Reserved for future extensions. Applications and drivers must set the array to zero.

7.63.5. Return Value

On success 0 is returned, on error -1 and the errno variable is set appropriately. The generic error codes are described at the Generic Error Codes chapter.


The selection rectangle can’t be changed because the pad is currently busy. This can be caused, for instance, by an active video stream on the pad. The ioctl must not be retried without performing another action to fix the problem first. Only returned by VIDIOC_SUBDEV_S_SELECTION


The struct v4l2_subdev_selection pad references a non-existing pad, the which field has an unsupported value, or the selection target is not supported on the given subdev pad.


The VIDIOC_SUBDEV_S_SELECTION ioctl has been called on a read-only subdevice and the which field is set to V4L2_SUBDEV_FORMAT_ACTIVE.