MEDIA_IOC_ENUM_ENTITIES — Enumerate entities and their properties


int ioctl(int fd,
 int request,
 struct media_entity_desc *argp);



File descriptor returned by open().





To query the attributes of an entity, applications set the id field of a struct media_entity_desc structure and call the MEDIA_IOC_ENUM_ENTITIES ioctl with a pointer to this structure. The driver fills the rest of the structure or returns an EINVAL error code when the id is invalid.

Entities can be enumerated by or'ing the id with the MEDIA_ENT_ID_FLAG_NEXT flag. The driver will return information about the entity with the smallest id strictly larger than the requested one ('next entity'), or the EINVAL error code if there is none.

Entity IDs can be non-contiguous. Applications must not try to enumerate entities by calling MEDIA_IOC_ENUM_ENTITIES with increasing id's until they get an error.

Table L.8. struct media_entity_desc

__u32id  Entity id, set by the application. When the id is or'ed with MEDIA_ENT_ID_FLAG_NEXT, the driver clears the flag and returns the first entity with a larger id.
charname[32]  Entity name as an UTF-8 NULL-terminated string.
__u32type  Entity type, see Table 16.1, “Media entity types” for details.
__u32revision  Entity revision. Always zero (obsolete)
__u32flags  Entity flags, see Table 16.2, “Media entity flags” for details.
__u32group_id  Entity group ID. Always zero (obsolete)
__u16pads  Number of pads
__u16links  Total number of outbound links. Inbound links are not counted in this field.
 structdev Valid for (sub-)devices that create a single device node.
  __u32majorDevice node major number.
  __u32minorDevice node minor number.

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 struct media_entity_desc id references a non-existing entity.