[PATCHv2] Add dynamic video initialization to barebox

Belisko Marek marek.belisko at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 05:25:53 EST 2010


On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 10:57 AM, Juergen Beisert <jbe at pengutronix.de> wrote:
> Hi Sascha,
> Sascha Hauer wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 01:31:36PM +0200, Juergen Beisert wrote:
>> > Currently barebox uses a fixed videomode setup. Everything is compiled
>> > in. This change adds the possibility to select a videomode according to a
>> > connected display at runtime. The current behaviour is still present if
>> > not otherwise configured. If configured for runtime setup, initialization
>> > of the video hardware will be delayed until the required videomode will
>> > be selected from the shell code. If more than one videomode is supported
>> > by the platform, running the 'devinfo' command on the framebuffer device
>> > shows the supported videomode list. After selecting the videomode, the
>> > output can be enabled.
>> General remarks about this series:
>> - Please do not add code with '#if 0' and activate it later. This shows
>>   the series has the wrong order.
> This was for review only. If I would change the code in one step, the patch is
> unreadable.
>> - Please refrain from basing your internal functions around 'struct
>>   device_d'. By doing so we completey lose type safety and at least in
>>   case of the mci framework where three different devices are involved
>>   this leads to unreadable and error prone code.
> But IMHO in the case of the MCI there _are_ three devices!
>  - The one that knows how to handle disk drives
>  - The one that knows what a SD card is
>  - the one that knows how to transfer data from an to an attached device.
> Why this is unreadable or error prone? If you combine all these different
> functions into one I would say: Yes, the result is unreadable and error
> prone. And if you would say for a bootloader this separate approach is
> over-engineered, I would say: Maybe.
>>   The framebuffer code should be based around struct fb_info.
> I do not like this idea, but okay. In the next series I will do it in this
> way.
>> - Please keep the line lengths within sensible limits.
> Sorry, I checked it the last time, but some lines are slipped through.
Couldn't be included in barebox scripts also checkpatch.pl script from kernel?
Would be nice to have proper patches with kernel coding style.
>> - Get rid of CONFIG_VIDEO_DELAY_INIT and make the mode runtime
>>   changeable. All this requires is a
>>   host->fb_disable(info); host->fb_mode(info, newmode);
>> host->fb_enable(mode);
> Hmm, you want to be able to change the videomode more than one times in
> barebox? So, I need more effort in memory management. Okay.
> Juergen
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