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SubjectRe: [Freedreno] [PATCH] drm/msm/dsi: Delay drm_panel_enable() until dsi_mgr_bridge_enable()
On Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 03:12:28PM -0700, Jeffrey Hugo wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 2:29 PM Stephan Gerhold <stephan@gerhold.net> wrote:
> >
> > At the moment, the MSM DSI driver calls drm_panel_enable() rather early
> > from the DSI bridge pre_enable() function. At this point, the encoder
> > (e.g. MDP5) is not enabled, so we have not started transmitting
> > video data.
> >
> > However, the drm_panel_funcs documentation states that enable()
> > should be called on the panel *after* video data is being transmitted:
> >
> > The .prepare() function is typically called before the display controller
> > starts to transmit video data. [...] After the display controller has
> > started transmitting video data, it's safe to call the .enable() function.
> > This will typically enable the backlight to make the image on screen visible.
> >
> > Calling drm_panel_enable() too early causes problems for some panels:
> > The TFT LCD panel used in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (2015) (APQ8016)
> > uses the MIPI_DCS_SET_DISPLAY_BRIGHTNESS command to control
> > backlight/brightness of the screen. The enable sequence is therefore:
> >
> > drm_panel_enable()
> > drm_panel_funcs.enable():
> > backlight_enable()
> > backlight_ops.update_status():
> > mipi_dsi_dcs_set_display_brightness(dsi, bl->props.brightness);
> >
> > The panel seems to silently ignore the MIPI_DCS_SET_DISPLAY_BRIGHTNESS
> > command if it is sent too early. This prevents setting the initial brightness,
> > causing the display to be enabled with minimum brightness instead.
> > Adding various delays in the panel initialization code does not result
> > in any difference.
> >
> > On the other hand, moving drm_panel_enable() to dsi_mgr_bridge_enable()
> > fixes the problem, indicating that the panel requires the video stream
> > to be active before the brightness command is accepted.
> >
> > Therefore: Move drm_panel_enable() to dsi_mgr_bridge_enable() to
> > delay calling it until video data is being transmitted.
> >
> > Move drm_panel_disable() to dsi_mgr_bridge_disable() for similar reasons.
> > (This is not strictly required for the panel affected above...)
> >
> > Tested-by: Jasper Korten <jja2000@gmail.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Stephan Gerhold <stephan@gerhold.net>
> > ---
> > Since this is a core change I thought it would be better to send this
> > early. I believe Jasper still wants to finish some other changes before
> > submitting the initial device tree for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 (2015). ;)
> >
> > I also tested it on msm8916-samsung-a5u-eur, its display is working fine
> > with or without this patch.
>
> Nack, please. I was curious so I threw this on the Lenovo Miix 630
> laptop. I don't get a display back with this patch. I'll try to
> figure out why, but currently I can't get into the machine.

Thanks for testing the patch! Let's try to figure that out...

I'm a bit confused, but this might be because I'm not very familiar with
the MSM8998 laptops. It does not seem to have display in mainline yet,
so do you have a link to all the patches you are using at the moment?

Judging from the patches I was able to find, the Lenovo Miix 630 is
using a DSI to eDP bridge.
Isn't the panel managed by the bridge driver in that case?

struct msm_dsi contains:
/*
* panel/external_bridge connected to dsi bridge output, only one of the
* two can be valid at a time
*/
struct drm_panel *panel;
struct drm_bridge *external_bridge;

So if you have "external_bridge" set in your case, "panel" should be NULL.
I have only moved code that uses msm_dsi->panel, so my patch really
shouldn't make any difference for you.

Am I confusing something here?

Thanks,
Stephan

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