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SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: dts: Add ddc i2c reference to veyron
On Wed, Sep 02, 2015 at 07:13:24PM -0500, Rob Herring wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 4:25 PM, Douglas Anderson <dianders@chromium.org> wrote:
> > The ddc-i2c-bus property was missing from the veyron dtsi file since
> > downstream the ddc-i2c-bus was still being specified in rk3288.dtsi and
> > nobody noticed when the veyron dtsi was sent upstream. Add it.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Douglas Anderson <dianders@chromium.org>
> > ---
> > Note: I noticed that this was wrong but I don't currently have
> > graphics up and running on upstream on veyron. Posting this anyway
> > since it's pretty clear that it's needed. If someone else wants to
> > try it out that'd be nice, otherwise I'll put it on my list to figure
> > out how to get myself setup for graphics upstream. ;)
>
> Based on your other patch, this is temporary, right?
>
> I've been looking at DRM a lot lately. I think specifying the i2c bus
> in the hdmi chip or IP block node is wrong. If the I2C host is
> separate from the HDMI block, then it's only connection is to the HDMI
> connector. So the I2C host to the connector relationship is what the
> DT should describe. HPD gpio is similar. Now if the HDMI bridge
> controls DDC and HPD directly, then we don't need to describe those
> connections.

Except... we don't generally model connectors under DRM as a general
rule. (The fbdev video connector stuff happened without very much
publicity afaics.)

It's not always appropriate to split it out from the bridge in any
case. Consider something like a TDA998x where the TDA998x itself
takes care of reading the DDC bus, and doesn't provide an I2C-like
interface. If you try and split that into "bridge" or "encoder" and
"connector" you end up having to invent a new kind of I2C thing which
isn't an I2C adapter, or somehow squeezing an I2C adapter which isn't
into the I2C layer.

The TDA998x provides an interface to read a block of EDID at a time.
It always does the page register access. You don't get to read it
byte wise. It doesn't fit into I2C as an adapter at all.

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