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SubjectRe: [RFC 1/6] drm: Add top level Kconfig option for DRM fbdev emulation


On 03/13/2015 02:36 PM, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 11:55:07AM +0530, Archit Taneja wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 03/11/2015 08:47 PM, Daniel Vetter wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 01:51:02PM +0530, Archit Taneja wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 03/10/2015 05:47 PM, Daniel Vetter wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 03:52:41PM +0530, Archit Taneja wrote:
>>>>>> On 03/10/2015 03:35 PM, Daniel Vetter wrote:
>>>>>>> On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 03:22:49PM +0530, Archit Taneja wrote:
>>>>>>>> On 03/10/2015 03:17 PM, Daniel Vetter wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 03:11:28PM +0530, Archit Taneja wrote:
>>>>>>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/Kconfig b/drivers/gpu/drm/Kconfig
>>>>>>>>>> index 151a050..38f83a0 100644
>>>>>>>>>> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/Kconfig
>>>>>>>>>> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/Kconfig
>>>>>>>>>> @@ -40,6 +40,24 @@ config DRM_KMS_FB_HELPER
>>>>>>>>>> help
>>>>>>>>>> FBDEV helpers for KMS drivers.
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> +config DRM_FBDEV_EMULATION
>>>>>>>>>> + bool "Enable legacy fbdev support for your modesetting driver"
>>>>>>>>>> + depends on DRM
>>>>>>>>>> + select DRM_KMS_HELPER
>>>>>>>>>> + select DRM_KMS_FB_HELPER
>>>>>>>>>> + select FB_SYS_FILLRECT
>>>>>>>>>> + select FB_SYS_COPYAREA
>>>>>>>>>> + select FB_SYS_IMAGEBLIT
>>>>>>>>>> + select FB_SYS_FOPS
>>>>>>>>>> + select FB_CFB_FILLRECT
>>>>>>>>>> + select FB_CFB_COPYAREA
>>>>>>>>>> + select FB_CFB_IMAGEBLIT
>>>>>>>>>> + default y
>>>>>>>>>> + help
>>>>>>>>>> + Choose this option if you have a need for the legacy fbdev
>>>>>>>>>> + support. Note that this support also provide the linux console
>>>>>>>>>> + support on top of your modesetting driver.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Maybe clarify that for linux console support you also need
>>>>>>>>> CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE? fbdev alone isn't enough.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> DRM_KMS_FB_HELPER selects that for us, right?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hm right I've missed that. Reminds me that you need one more patch at the
>>>>>>> end to remove all the various select DRM_KMS_FB_HELPER from all drm
>>>>>>> drivers. Otherwise this knob here won't work by default if you e.g. select
>>>>>>> radeon. In general we can't mix explicit options with menu entries with a
>>>>>>> select.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I was trying that out. Removing DRM_KMS_FB_HELPER and having
>>>>>> DRM_FBDEV_EMULATION disabled breaks drivers which use FB stuff internally in
>>>>>> their respective xyz_fbdev.c files.
>>>>>
>>>>> But with the stubbed out functions that should work, right? Why doesn't
>>>>> it?
>>>>
>>>> There are still calls to functions from fb core like fb_set_suspend and
>>>> register_framebuffer which aren't covered by the drm fb helper functions.
>>>
>>> Hm, sounds like we need another patch to stub out fb_set_suspend when
>>> fbdev isn't enabled. Is there anything else?
>>
>> There are a handful of fb core functions which are called by drm drivers:
>>
>> fb_alloc_cmap/fb_dealloc_cmap
>>
>> fb_sys_read/fb_sys_write
>>
>> register_framebuffer/unregister_framebuffer/unlink_framebuffer/
>> remove_conflicting_framebuffers
>>
>> fb_set_suspend
>>
>> fb_deferred_io_init/fb_deferred_io_cleanup
>>
>> framebuffer_alloc/framebuffer_release
>
> Hm yeah that's somewhat annoying indeed. What about the following:
> 1. We move all the #include <linux/fb.h> from drivers into drm_fb_helper.h
>
> 2. Then we add stubs for these functions in drm_fb_helper.h, like this
>
> #if defined(CONFIG_FB)
> #include <linux/fb.h>
> #else
>
> /* static inline stubs for all the fb stuff used by kms drivers */
> #endif
>
> Imo this makes sense since kms drivers really have a bit a special
> situation with fbdev. They're not full-blown fbdev drivers and can be
> useful fully without fbdev.
>
> What do you think?

This looks good! I'll give it a try.

Archit

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