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SubjectRe: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH 1/2] drm/i915: Force explicit bpp selection for intel_dp_link_required
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 08:16:25AM -0800, Keith Packard wrote:
> It is never correct to use intel_crtc->bpp in intel_dp_link_required,
> so instead pass an explicit bpp in to this function. This patch
> only supports 18bpp and 24bpp modes, which means that 10bpc modes will
> be computed incorrectly. Fixing that will require more extensive
> changes, and so must be addressed separately from this bugfix.
>
> intel_dp_link_required is called from intel_dp_mode_valid and
> intel_dp_mode_fixup.
>
> * intel_dp_mode_valid is called to list supported modes; in this case,
> the current crtc values cannot be relevant as the modes in question
> may never be selected. Thus, using intel_crtc->bpp is never right.
>
> * intel_dp_mode_fixup is called during mode setting, but it is run
> well before ironlake_crtc_mode_set is called to set intel_crtc->bpp,
> so using intel_crtc-bpp in this path can only ever get a stale
> value.
>
> Cc: Lubos Kolouch <lubos.kolouch@gmail.com>
> Cc: Adam Jackson <ajax@redhat.com>
> Signed-off-by: Keith Packard <keithp@keithp.com>

Afaics this is correct and should fix quite a few "dp doesn't light up
issue" (in combination with 6bpc auto-dither code that's already there). I
think all the open issues are only about how to make this less
pessimistic and more generic, i.e. patch 2.

Reviewed-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch>
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