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SubjectRe: [V4 PATCH 2/2] drivers-gpu-drm-i915-backlight-brightness-inverted.patch
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On Thu, 15 Mar 2012 12:19:49 +0100, Carsten Emde <C.Emde@osadl.org> wrote:
> Following the documentation of the Legacy Backlight Brightness (LBB)
> Register in the configuration space of some Intel PCI graphics adapters,
> setting the LBB register with the value 0x0 causes the backlight to be
> turned off, and 0xFF causes the backlight to be set to 100% intensity
> (http://download.intel.com/embedded/processors/Whitepaper/324567.pdf).
> The Acer Aspire 5734Z, however, turns the backlight off at 0xFF and sets
> it to maximum intensity at 0. In consequence, the screen of this systems
> becomes dark at an early boot stage which makes it unusable. The same
> inversion applies to the BLC_PWM_CTL I915 register. This problem was
> introduced in kernel version 2.6.38 when the PCI device of this system
> was first supported by the i915 KMS module.
>
> This patch adds a quirk to invert the sense of the brightness variable
> in case an Acer Aspire 5734Z is encountered.
>
> In addition, there is now a parameter of the i915 module to enable
> inversion of the brightness variable (i915 brightness_inverted).
>
> Signed-off-by: Carsten Emde <C.Emde@osadl.org>

If we were being really, really strict this should be 3 patches. One to
add the module parameter, one to add the quirk infrastructure, and one
to enable quirking for your machine. The theory being that we should be
able to modify any of those without impacting the others (i.e. revert
the quirk for your machine if we discover some other fundamental borkage
without disabling the feature).

I'd prefer the variable for the module parameter to be called
i915_panel_invert_brightness (I think the active voice is slightly
better here wrt to the code flow). And for the paramter's description to
include an instruction to send a quirk for the machine should one find
oneselve requiring the w/a.

> ---
> Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt | 9 +++++++++
> drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_drv.h | 1 +
> drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c | 12 ++++++++++++
> drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_panel.c | 16 ++++++++++++++++
> 4 files changed, 38 insertions(+)
>
> Index: linux-3.3-rc7/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-3.3-rc7.orig/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> +++ linux-3.3-rc7/Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt
> @@ -979,6 +979,15 @@ bytes respectively. Such letter suffixes
> i8k.restricted [HW] Allow controlling fans only if SYS_ADMIN
> capability is set.
>
> + i915.brightness_inverted
> + [DRM] Invert the sense of the variable that is used to
> + set the brightness of the panel backlight. Normally a
> + value of 0 indicates backlight switched off, and the
> + maximum value sets the backlight to maximum brightness.
> + If this parameter is specified, a value of 0 sets the
> + backlight to maximum brightness, and the maximum value
> + switches the backlight off.
> +
> icn= [HW,ISDN]
> Format: <io>[,<membase>[,<icn_id>[,<icn_id2>]]]
>
> Index: linux-3.3-rc7/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_drv.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-3.3-rc7.orig/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_drv.h
> +++ linux-3.3-rc7/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_drv.h
> @@ -275,6 +275,7 @@ enum intel_pch {
>
> #define QUIRK_PIPEA_FORCE (1<<0)
> #define QUIRK_LVDS_SSC_DISABLE (1<<1)
> +#define QUIRK_BRIGHTNESS_INVERTED (1<<2)
>
> struct intel_fbdev;
> struct intel_fbc_work;
> Index: linux-3.3-rc7/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-3.3-rc7.orig/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c
> +++ linux-3.3-rc7/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_display.c
> @@ -8950,6 +8950,15 @@ static void quirk_ssc_force_disable(stru
> dev_priv->quirks |= QUIRK_LVDS_SSC_DISABLE;
> }
>
> +/*
> + * At least one machine (Acer Aspire 5734Z) has inverted backlight brightness
> + */
> +static void quirk_brightness_inverted(struct drm_device *dev)
> +{
> + struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv = dev->dev_private;
> + dev_priv->quirks |= QUIRK_BRIGHTNESS_INVERTED;
> +}
> +
> struct intel_quirk {
> int device;
> int subsystem_vendor;
> @@ -8984,6 +8993,9 @@ struct intel_quirk intel_quirks[] = {
>
> /* Sony Vaio Y cannot use SSC on LVDS */
> { 0x0046, 0x104d, 0x9076, quirk_ssc_force_disable },
> +
> + /* Acer Aspire 5734Z has inverted backlight brightness */
> + { 0x2a42, 0x1025, 0x0459, quirk_brightness_inverted },
> };
>
> static void intel_init_quirks(struct drm_device *dev)
> Index: linux-3.3-rc7/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_panel.c
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-3.3-rc7.orig/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_panel.c
> +++ linux-3.3-rc7/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/intel_panel.c
> @@ -28,6 +28,7 @@
> * Chris Wilson <chris@chris-wilson.co.uk>
> */
>
> +#include <linux/moduleparam.h>
> #include "intel_drv.h"
>
> #define PCI_LBPC 0xf4 /* legacy/combination backlight modes */
> @@ -191,6 +192,10 @@ u32 intel_panel_get_max_backlight(struct
> return max;
> }
>
> +static bool brightness_inverted;
> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(brightness_inverted, "Backlight brightness value is inverted "
> + "(0 = max brightness, max value = backlight switched off)");
> +module_param_named(brightness_inverted, brightness_inverted, bool, 0600);

Make this an int, so that we can have a tristate for the user to force
the inversion, or to override the quirk if need be, or to use the
machine default. (-1 force normal, 0 machine defaults, 1 force inversion).

> u32 intel_panel_get_backlight(struct drm_device *dev)
> {
> struct drm_i915_private *dev_priv = dev->dev_private;
> @@ -212,6 +217,11 @@ u32 intel_panel_get_backlight(struct drm
> }
>
> DRM_DEBUG_DRIVER("get backlight PWM = %d\n", val);
> + if ((dev_priv->quirks & QUIRK_BRIGHTNESS_INVERTED) ||
> + brightness_inverted) {
> + u32 max = intel_panel_get_max_backlight(dev);
> + val = max - val;
> + }
> return val;
> }

Replace these two duplicated blocks with a function please,

static u32 intel_panel_compute_brightness(stuct drm_device *dev,
u32 val)
{
/* Allow the user to override any quirk with the module parameter */
if (i915_panel_invert_brightness < 0)
return val;
if (i915_panel_invert_brightness > 0 ||
dev_priv->quirks & QUIRK_BRIGHTNESS_INVERTED)
return intel_panel_get_max_backlight(dev) - val;
return val;
}
--
Chris Wilson, Intel Open Source Technology Centre


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