[RESEND PATCH v3 06/11] drm: add DT bindings documentation for atmel-hlcdc-dc driver
laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com
Tue Jul 15 03:43:02 PDT 2014
On Tuesday 15 July 2014 12:37:19 Thierry Reding wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 12:20:02PM +0200, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
> > On Tuesday 15 July 2014 12:06:19 Boris BREZILLON wrote:
> >> On Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:05:43 +0200 Thierry Reding wrote:
> >>> On Mon, Jul 07, 2014 at 06:42:59PM +0200, Boris BREZILLON wrote:
> >>>> The Atmel HLCDC (HLCD Controller) IP available on some Atmel SoCs
> >>>> (i.e. at91sam9n12, at91sam9x5 family or sama5d3 family) provides a
> >>>> display controller device.
> >>>> The HLCDC block provides a single RGB output port, and only supports
> >>>> LCD panels connection to LCD panels for now.
> >>>> The atmel,panel property link the HLCDC RGB output with the LCD
> >>>> panel connected on this port (note that the HLCDC RGB connector
> >>>> implementation makes use of the DRM panel framework).
> >>>> Connection to other external devices (DRM bridges) might be added
> >>>> later by mean of a new atmel,xxx (atmel,bridge) property.
> >>>> Signed-off-by: Boris BREZILLON <boris.brezillon at free-electrons.com>
> >>>> ---
> >>>> .../devicetree/bindings/drm/atmel-hlcdc-dc.txt | 59 +++++++++++
> >>>> 1 file changed, 59 insertions(+)
> >>>> create mode 100644
> >>>> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/drm/atmel-hlcdc-dc.txt
> > [snip]
> >>>> + - atmel,panel: Should contain a phandle with 2 parameters.
> >>>> + The first cell is a phandle to a DRM panel device
> >>>> + The second cell encodes the RGB mode, which can take the
> >>>> following values:
> >>>> + * 0: RGB444
> >>>> + * 1: RGB565
> >>>> + * 2: RGB666
> >>>> + * 3: RGB888
> >>> These are properties of the panel and should be obtained from the
> >>> panel directly rather than an additional cell in this specifier.
> >> Okay.
> >> What's the preferred way of doing this ?
> >> What about defining an rgb-mode property in the panel node.
> > You could do that, but it won't help you much, as the HLCDC driver must
> > not parse properties from the panel node. You should instead extend the
> > drm_panel API with a function to retrieve panel properties. The HLCDC
> > driver will then query the panel driver at runtime for the interface
> > type. The panel driver will get the information from hardcoded data in
> > the driver, from DT or possibly in some cases by querying the panel
> > hardware directly.
> My preference for this would be that we either add this to some existing
> structure (struct drm_display_info seems like a good candidate) or if
> the number of parameters grows out of hands, then maybe even introduce a
> new type of device that's specific for the interface. DRM panels are an
> abstraction for panels, that is, interface-agnostic, and if we start
> exposing interface specific parameters things will start to become very
I agree with the goal of keeping drm_panel interface-agnostic. However, one
way or another, interface parameters will need to be communicated between the
panel driver and the controller driver. My preference, if we need to extend
the number and/or scope of parameters beyond what drm_display_info could
reasonably contain, would be to implement a new drm_panel operation to
query/configure interface parameters, using a structure that contains the
interface type and a union of type-specific structures. This would keep the
API generic in the sense of not requiring explicit knowledge of all interfaces
in the drivers, while offering the flexibility we need with a way to easily
detect the interface type at runtime and react on unknown/unsupported types.
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