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SubjectRe: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH 2/4] drm/i915: Leave LVDS registers unlocked
On Mon, 08 Aug 2011 11:42:56 -0700
Keith Packard <keithp@keithp.com> wrote:

> On Mon, 8 Aug 2011 09:30:10 -0700, Jesse Barnes <jbarnes@virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
>
> > Yep, looks fine. The only think we might want to sprinkle about are
> > checks for panel off so we can avoid visible corruption if we whack
> > timing or fb stuff while the panel is on.
>
> So, I'd like to know if we could unlock the panel registers on pre-PCH
> hardware as well at init time; that way I could remove the unlock code
> From intel_lvds_prepare too. Should it be possible to set the
> PANEL_UNLOCK_REGS bits for pre-PCH hardware without having the target off?

Yep, it's safe and possible to do on pre-PCH as well. For panel
fitting we do need to do an actual power cycle when going from
non-native back to native iirc, but we can still leave them unlocked so
we don't have to worry about the lock/unlock sequence everywhere.

--
Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center


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