[PATCH RFC 1/3] DRM: Armada: Add Armada DRM driver

Rob Clark robdclark at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 19:33:14 EDT 2013

On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 5:26 PM, Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Of course, I share the idea of true, full-blown of_drm_something
>> helpers. But the DT patch, is not an improvement but a real fix as in
>> "make DRM not break on some platforms". From that on, I can start
>> digging into DRM API and improve DT support here and there.
>> So for the three patches I mentioned above, they are all minor
>> improvements of the API. Minor, because I cannot ever sent _the_ single
>> perfect patch just because I don't know the API well enough, yet.
>> Just based on my personal experience: TDA998x driver got merged the way it
>> is _although_ I addressed some concerns - the fixes are not merged
>> _although_ I provided experimental results. This is of course
>> disappointing for me, but I am sure it will work out soon and I will
>> get back to happily send improvements for the platforms I can test on.
> To be honest I've no idea what those tda998x patches could fix or
> break, so they go on my no ideas list and I hope if they get reposted
> someone will tell me what they do.

IIRC, a few of those patches were breaking things on tilcdc, which
someone needs to get to the bottom of..  and for that I'm relying a
bit on Darren as he is the one with both hw to test with tilcdc plus
an hdmi tester.  And I think understands the issue better than I do at
this point.

> I could probably be more motivated towards poking other people to
> review stuff, but I mostly hope in vain that the ARM people will cross
> review things for other ARM chips, I had a bit of that happening for a
> while at the start, but it seems to have died off. Now I'm mostly
> relying on Rob to have some clue what I'm merging is sane.
> My current priority for merging stuff is:
> core patches that affect all platforms,
> core patches that affect x86
> drivers that I maintain by default
> core patches that affect ARM
> misc ARM drivers that fall through cracks.
> Maybe I can persuade Rob to become a sub maintainer for all of the SoC
> drivers but I suspect he'd try and hurt me in real life.

/me runs :-P

well, anyways, I do at least try to review arm patches.  Things
sometimes do fall on the floor when I'm busy in other areas.


> I'll take another look at the tda patches but I may still have no idea
> what they are doing.
> Dave.
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