File descriptor returned by
Pointer to an enum v4l2_priority type.
To query the current access priority
applications call the
with a pointer to an enum v4l2_priority variable where the driver stores
the current priority.
To request an access priority applications store the
desired priority in an enum v4l2_priority variable and call
VIDIOC_S_PRIORITY ioctl with a pointer to this
Table 1. enum v4l2_priority
|1||Lowest priority, usually applications running in background, for example monitoring VBI transmissions. A proxy application running in user space will be necessary if multiple applications want to read from a device at this priority.|
|2||Medium priority, usually applications started and interactively controlled by the user. For example TV viewers, Teletext browsers, or just "panel" applications to change the channel or video controls. This is the default priority unless an application requests another.|
|3||Highest priority. Only one file descriptor can have this priority, it blocks any other fd from changing device properties. Usually applications which must not be interrupted, like video recording.|
On success 0 is returned, on error -1 and the
errno variable is set appropriately:
The requested priority value is invalid, or the driver does not support access priorities.
Another application already requested higher priority.