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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH] drm/mediatek: Add MTK Framebuffer-Device (mt7623)
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 11:20:09AM +0800, CK Hu wrote:
> Hi, Daniel:
>
> On Thu, 2019-01-10 at 21:02 +0100, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 08:01:37PM +0100, Frank Wunderlich wrote:
> > > Hi Daniel,
> > >
> > > > > Would be good to use the new generic fbdev emulation code here, for even
> > > > > less code. Or at least know why this isn't possible to use for mtk (and
> > > > > maybe address that in the core code). Hand-rolling fbdev code shouldn't be
> > > > > needed anymore.
> > > >
> > > > Back on the mailing list, no private replies please:
> > >
> > > i don't wanted to spam all people with dumb questions ;)
> >
> > There's no dumb questions, only insufficient documentation :-)
> >
> > > > For examples please grep for drm_fbdev_generic_setup(). There's also a
> > > > still in-flight series from Gerd Hoffmann to convert over bochs. That,
> > > > plus all the kerneldoc linked from there should get you started.
> > > > -Daniel
> > >
> > > this is one of google best founds if i search for drm_fbdev_generic_setup:
> > >
> > > https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/12/19/305
> > >
> > > not very helpful...
> > >
> > > so i tried kernel-doc
> > >
> > > https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/gpu/drm-kms-helpers.html?highlight=drm_fbdev_generic_setup#c.drm_fbdev_generic_setup
> > >
> > > which is nice function-reference but i've found no generic workflow
> > >
> > > as the posted driver is "only" a driver ported from kernel 4.4 by Alexander, i don't know if this new framework can be used and which parts need to be changed. I only try to bring his code Mainline....
> > > Maybe CK Hu can help here because driver is originally from him and he knows internals. Or maybe you can help here?
> > >
> > > i personally make my first steps as spare-time kernel-developer :)
> >
> > There's a ton of in-kernel users of that function already, I meant you can
> > use those to serve as examples ... If those + the kerneldoc aren't
> > good enough, then we need to improve them.
> > -Daniel
>
> I've tried with drm_fbdev_generic_setup() and it works fine with simple
> modification. The patch is
>
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/mediatek/mtk_drm_drv.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/mediatek/mtk_drm_drv.c
> @@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
> #include <drm/drm_atomic.h>
> #include <drm/drm_atomic_helper.h>
> #include <drm/drm_crtc_helper.h>
> +#include <drm/drm_fb_helper.h>
> #include <drm/drm_gem.h>
> #include <drm/drm_gem_cma_helper.h>
> #include <drm/drm_of.h>
> @@ -379,6 +380,7 @@ static void mtk_drm_kms_deinit(struct drm_device
> *drm)
> .gem_prime_get_sg_table = mtk_gem_prime_get_sg_table,
> .gem_prime_import_sg_table = mtk_gem_prime_import_sg_table,
> .gem_prime_mmap = mtk_drm_gem_mmap_buf,
> + .gem_prime_vmap = mtk_drm_gem_prime_vmap,
> .ioctls = mtk_ioctls,
> .num_ioctls = ARRAY_SIZE(mtk_ioctls),
> .fops = &mtk_drm_fops,
> @@ -416,6 +418,8 @@ static int mtk_drm_bind(struct device *dev)
> if (ret < 0)
> goto err_deinit;
>
> + drm_fbdev_generic_setup(drm, 32);
> +
> return 0;
>
>
> But I implement .gem_prime_vmap with a workaround,
>
>
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/mediatek/mtk_drm_gem.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/mediatek/mtk_drm_gem.c
> @@ -280,3 +280,8 @@ int mtk_gem_create_ioctl(struct drm_device *dev,
> void *data,
> mtk_drm_gem_free_object(&mtk_gem->base);
> return ret;
> }
> +
> +void *mtk_drm_gem_prime_vmap(struct drm_gem_object *obj)
> +{
> + return (void *)1;
> +}
>
> Current drm_fb_helper depends on drm_client to create fbdev. When
> drm_client create drm_client_buffer, it need to vmap to get kernel
> vaddr. But I think for fbdev, the vaddr is useless. Do you agree that I
> temporarily implement .gem_prime_vmap in such way?

The vmap is used by fbcon, without that fbdev won't really work I think.
So I'm rather confused on what you tested ...

Adding Noralf, he's the expert here.
-Daniel
--
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
http://blog.ffwll.ch

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