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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/4] drm/panel: Add helper for reading DT rotation
On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 1:36 PM Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> wrote:
>
> Hi Derek.
>
> On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 08:41:02PM -0700, Derek Basehore wrote:
> > This adds a helper function for reading the rotation (panel
> > orientation) from the device tree.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Derek Basehore <dbasehore@chromium.org>
> > ---
> > drivers/gpu/drm/drm_panel.c | 42 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > include/drm/drm_panel.h | 7 +++++++
> > 2 files changed, 49 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_panel.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_panel.c
> > index dbd5b873e8f2..507099af4b57 100644
> > --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_panel.c
> > +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_panel.c
> > @@ -172,6 +172,48 @@ struct drm_panel *of_drm_find_panel(const struct device_node *np)
> > return ERR_PTR(-EPROBE_DEFER);
> > }
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(of_drm_find_panel);
> > +
> > +/**
> > + * of_drm_get_panel_orientation - look up the rotation of the panel using a
> > + * device tree node
> > + * @np: device tree node of the panel
> > + * @orientation: orientation enum to be filled in
> > + *
> > + * Looks up the rotation of a panel in the device tree. The rotation in the
> > + * device tree is counter clockwise.
> > + *
> > + * Return: 0 when a valid rotation value (0, 90, 180, or 270) is read or the
> > + * rotation property doesn't exist. -EERROR otherwise.
> > + */
> This function should better spell out why it talks about rotation versus
> orientation.
>
> It happens that orientation, due to bad design choices is named rotation
> in DT.
> But then this function is all about orientation, that just happens to be
> named rotation in DT.
> And the comments associated to the function should reflect this.
>
> something like:
> /**
> * of_drm_get_panel_orientation - look up the orientation of the panel using a
> * device tree node
> * @np: device tree node of the panel
> * @orientation: orientation enum to be filled in
> *
> * Looks up the rotation property of a panel in the device tree.
> * The orientation of the panel is expressed as a property named
> * "rotation" in the device tree.
> * The rotation in the device tree is counter clockwise.
> *
> * Return: 0 when a valid orientation value (0, 90, 180, or 270) is read or the
> * rotation property doesn't exist. -EERROR otherwise.
> */

I'll clear this up in the next patch set.

>
> This would at least remove some of my confusiuon.
> And then maybe add a bit more explanation to the binding property
> description too.

Tried this, yet I got told off for adding kernel details to the DT
documentation (which is frowned upon).

>
> Sam
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> > +int of_drm_get_panel_orientation(const struct device_node *np,
> > + enum drm_panel_orientation *orientation)
> > +{
> > + int rotation, ret;
> > +
> > + ret = of_property_read_u32(np, "rotation", &rotation);
> > + if (ret == -EINVAL) {
> > + /* Don't return an error if there's no rotation property. */
> > + *orientation = DRM_MODE_PANEL_ORIENTATION_UNKNOWN;
> > + return 0;
> > + }
> > +
> > + if (ret < 0)
> > + return ret;
> > +
> > + if (rotation == 0)
> > + *orientation = DRM_MODE_PANEL_ORIENTATION_NORMAL;
> > + else if (rotation == 90)
> > + *orientation = DRM_MODE_PANEL_ORIENTATION_RIGHT_UP;
> > + else if (rotation == 180)
> > + *orientation = DRM_MODE_PANEL_ORIENTATION_BOTTOM_UP;
> > + else if (rotation == 270)
> > + *orientation = DRM_MODE_PANEL_ORIENTATION_LEFT_UP;
> > + else
> > + return -EINVAL;
> > +
> > + return 0;
> > +}
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(of_drm_get_panel_orientation);
> > #endif
> >
> > MODULE_AUTHOR("Thierry Reding <treding@nvidia.com>");
> > diff --git a/include/drm/drm_panel.h b/include/drm/drm_panel.h
> > index 8c738c0e6e9f..3564952f1a4f 100644
> > --- a/include/drm/drm_panel.h
> > +++ b/include/drm/drm_panel.h
> > @@ -197,11 +197,18 @@ int drm_panel_detach(struct drm_panel *panel);
> >
> > #if defined(CONFIG_OF) && defined(CONFIG_DRM_PANEL)
> > struct drm_panel *of_drm_find_panel(const struct device_node *np);
> > +int of_drm_get_panel_orientation(const struct device_node *np,
> > + enum drm_panel_orientation *orientation);
> > #else
> > static inline struct drm_panel *of_drm_find_panel(const struct device_node *np)
> > {
> > return ERR_PTR(-ENODEV);
> > }
> > +int of_drm_get_panel_orientation(const struct device_node *np,
> > + enum drm_panel_orientation *orientation)
> > +{
> > + return -ENODEV;
> > +}
> > #endif
> >
> > #endif
> > --
> > 2.22.0.410.gd8fdbe21b5-goog

Thanks for the review

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