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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] arm64: DTS: allwinner: a64: enable ANX6345 bridge on Teres-I
On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 2:47 AM Torsten Duwe <duwe@lst.de> wrote:
>
> On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 11:08:45AM +0200, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> > >
> > > So for all current practical purposes, we can assume the Teres-I panel
> > > to be powered properly and providing valid EDID; nothing to worry about
> > > in software.
> >
> > You're creating a generic binding for all the users of that bridge,
> > while considering only the specific case of the Teres-I.
>
> All I'm saying is that _this_ usage is also valid. Nothing keeps other
> users from defining the output panel; on the contrary: the driver at hand
> already considers an _optional_ panel and handles it, conditionally. So
> driver and binding spec are 100% in sync here.

Well, endpoint is not necessarily a panel. It can be another bridge or
connector - that's why panel can be optional in driver. But it don't
think that you can just omit an endpoint.

> This is much more straightforward than requiring an output and making up
> some dummy code and params because it cannot reasonably be handled.
> (Remember, if there is an output, the driver will make calls to the
> "attached device" driver.)

They aren't dummy. Moreover you have to attach backlight somewhere (to
panel) so it can be disabled when output is disabled.

Try 'xrandr --output eDP-1 --off' on teres with your current code and
see that backlight stays on.

>
> Torsten
>

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