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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] video: fbdev: Enable Xilinx FB for ZynqMP
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On 14.8.2017 15:49, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 3:46 PM, Michal Simek <michal.simek@xilinx.com> wrote:
>> On 14.8.2017 15:42, Linus Walleij wrote:
>>> On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 10:10 AM, Michal Simek <michal.simek@xilinx.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Enable this driver for Xilinx ZynqMP.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Michal Simek <michal.simek@xilinx.com>
>>>
>>> Not a comment on the patch per se, but I would advice you to look into
>>> migrating the Xilinx frame buffer to DRI/DRM/KMS.
>>>
>>> The recent CMA helpers has made it very simple and focused to write
>>> DRM drivers. See for example drivers/gpu/drm/pl111
>>
>> There is a lot of work done by xilinx in this area gpu/drm/kms. I am
>> trying to upstream what xilinx has in soc tree and this change is there.
>> Maybe in this case it is useless and none is using it but it is there
>> and I don't want to break user. There shouldn't be any technical problem
>> to run this old fb driver in pl on arm64.
>
> A proper drm kms driver gives you backwards compat for fbdev for free.
> And we're taking in patches to fill feature gaps in our fbdev
> emulation as people hit them. There no reason nowadays at all to merge
> new fbdev native drivers, your users will be taken care of by a drm
> kms driver fully.

You can look at xilinx work in this area.
https://github.com/Xilinx/linux-xlnx
Unfortunately they haven't started to upstream it.

In this particular case I am not aware about anybody who is going to
write new driver for this soft IP.

Thanks,
Michal


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