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SubjectRe: [PATCH V7 3/4] drm/bridge: Add driver for GE B850v3 LVDS/DP++ Bridge
On Wed, Feb 01, 2017 at 10:58:43AM +0000, Peter Senna Tschudin wrote:
> Hi Archit,
>
> On 01 February, 2017 10:44 CET, Archit Taneja <architt@codeaurora.org> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > On 01/30/2017 10:35 PM, Jani Nikula wrote:
> > > On Sat, 28 Jan 2017, Peter Senna Tschudin <peter.senna@collabora.com> wrote:
> > >> On Thu, Jan 05, 2017 at 01:18:47PM +0530, Archit Taneja wrote:
> > >> Hi Archit,
> > >>
> > >> Thank you for the comments!
> > >>
> > >> [...]
> > >>>> + total_size = (block[EDID_EXT_BLOCK_CNT] + 1) * EDID_LENGTH;
> > >>>> + if (total_size > EDID_LENGTH) {
> > >>>> + kfree(block);
> > >>>> + block = kmalloc(total_size, GFP_KERNEL);
> > >>>> + if (!block)
> > >>>> + return NULL;
> > >>>> +
> > >>>> + /* Yes, read the entire buffer, and do not skip the first
> > >>>> + * EDID_LENGTH bytes.
> > >>>> + */
> > >>>
> > >>> Is this the reason why you aren't using drm_do_get_edid()?
>
> > >>
> > >> Yes, for some hw specific reason, it is necessary to read the entire
> > >> EDID buffer starting from 0, not block by block.
> > >
> > > Hrmh, I'm planning on moving the edid override and firmware edid
> > > mechanisms at the drm_do_get_edid() level to be able to truly and
> > > transparently use a different edid. Currently, they're only used for
> > > modes, really, and lead to some info retrieved from overrides, some from
> > > the real edid. This kind of hacks will bypass the override/firmware edid
> > > mechanisms then too. :(
> >
> > It seems like there is a HW issue which prevents them from reading EDID
> > from an offset. So, I'm not sure if it is a hack or a HW limitation.
>
> >
> > One way around this would be to hide the HW requirement in the
> > get_edid_block func pointer passed to drm_do_get_edid(). This
> > would, however, result in more i2c reads (equal to # of extension
> > blocks) than what the patch currently does.
> >
> > Peter, if you think doing extra EDID reads isn't too costly on your
> > platform, you could consider using drm_do_get_edid(). If not, I guess
> > you'll miss out on the additional functionality Jani is going to add
>
> > in the future.
>
> My concern is that for almost one year now, every time I fix something
> one or two new requests are made. I'm happy to fix the driver, but I
> want a list of the changes that are required to get it upstream, before
> I make more changes. Can we agree on exactly what is preventing this
> driver to get upstream? Then I'll fix it.

I think addressing this edid reading question post-merge is perfectly
fine. Aside, want to keep maintaing your stuff as part of the drm-misc
group, with the drivers-in-misc experiment?
-Daniel
--
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
http://blog.ffwll.ch

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