7.38. ioctl VIDIOC_G_PRIORITY, VIDIOC_S_PRIORITY¶
VIDIOC_G_PRIORITY - VIDIOC_S_PRIORITY - Query or request the access priority associated with a file descriptor
To query the current access priority applications call the VIDIOC_G_PRIORITY ioctl 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 variable.
||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.|