[PATCH v3 06/14] Documentation: drm/bridge: add document for analogix_dp

Yakir Yang ykk at rock-chips.com
Mon Aug 24 05:48:01 PDT 2015

Hi Krzysztof,

在 08/24/2015 12:20 PM, Krzysztof Kozlowski 写道:
> On 24.08.2015 11:42, Yakir Yang wrote:
>> Hi Krzysztof,
>> 在 08/23/2015 07:43 PM, Krzysztof Kozlowski 写道:
>>> 2015-08-24 8:23 GMT+09:00 Rob Herring <robherring2 at gmail.com>:
>>>> On Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 9:50 AM, Yakir Yang <ykk at rock-chips.com> wrote:
>>>>> Analogix dp driver is split from exynos dp driver, so we just
>>>>> make an copy of exynos_dp.txt, and then simplify exynos_dp.txt
>>>>> Beside update some exynos dtsi file with the latest change
>>>>> according to the devicetree binding documents.
>>>> You can't just change the exynos bindings and break compatibility. Is
>>>> there some agreement with exynos folks to do this?
>>> No, there is no agreement. This wasn't even sent to Exynos maintainers.
>> Sorry about this one, actually I have add Exynos maintainers in version
>> 1 & version 2,
>> but lose some maintainers in version 3, I would fix it in bellow versions.
>>> Additionally the patchset did not look interesting to me because of
>>> misleading subject - Documentation instead of "ARM: dts:".
>>> Yakir, please:
>>> 1. Provide backward compatibility. Mark old properties as deprecated
>>> but still support them.
>> Do you mean that I should keep the old properties declare in exynos-dp.txt,
>> but just mark them as deprecated flag.
> That is one of ways how to do this. However more important is that
> driver should still support old bindings so such code:
> -       if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "samsung,color-space",
> +       if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "analogix,color-space",
> is probably wrong. Will the driver support old DTB in the same way as it
> was supporting before the change?

Okay, I got your means. So document is not the focus, the most important 
is that
driver should support the old dts prop. If so the new analogix dp driver 
should keep
the "samsung,color-space", rather then just mark it with [DEPRECATED] flag.

But from your follow suggest, I think you agree to update driver code, 
and just mark
old prop with deprecated flag. If so I think such code would not be wrong

-       if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "samsung,color-space",
+      if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "analogix,color-space",

And actually @Rob have suggest me to remove the prefix, just use 
"color-space" here.

>> Let me show same examples, make
>> me understand your suggest rightly.
> exynos-dp already contains deprecated properties. Other ways of doing
> this would be:
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/input/touchscreen/touchscreen.txt
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/rtc/s3c-rtc.txt
> It depends up to you. The "touchscreen" looks good because it organizes
> old properties in a common section. In case of exynos-dp.txt you can add
> at beginning of file information about new bindings and mark everything
> deprecated.

Whoops, thanks for your remind, I prefer the "touchscreen" style.

>> 1. "samsung,ycbcr-coeff" is abandoned in latest analogix-dp driver,
>> absolutely
>>      I should not carry this to analogix-dp.txt document. But I should
>> keep this in
>>      exynos-dp.txt document, and mark them with an little "deprecated" flag.
>> [Documentation/devicetree/bindings/video/exynos_dp.txt]
>> Required properties for dp-controller:
>>     [...]
>>      -samsung,ycbcr-coeff (DEPRECATED):
>>          YCbCr co-efficients for input video.
>>              COLOR_YCBCR601 = 0, COLOR_YCBCR709 = 1
>> Is it right ?
> Yes, this is right.
>>> 2. Separate all DTS changes to a separate patch, unless bisectability
>>> would be hurt. Anyway you should prepare it in a such way that
>>> separation would be possible without breaking bisectability.
>> So I should separate this patch into two parts, one is name "Document:",
>> the other is "ARM: dts: ".
> Yes.
>> Honestly, I don't understand what the "bisectability" means in this case.
> I was referring to bisectability in general. The patchset should be
> fully bisectable which means that it does not introduce any issues
> during "git bisect". This effectively means that at each intermediate
> step (after applying each patch, one by one) every existing stuff works
> the same as previously without any regression. Including booting with
> old DTB.

Oh, thanks for your careful explain, so I guess your first comment is 
talking about
the "bisectability" that if I only apply the 01 - 05 patches, kernel 
could not bootup
normally, cause driver need "analogix,color-space" but DTB only have 

>>> 3. Use proper subject for the patch changing DTS. This is not
>>> documentation change!
>> Hmm... when I separate this patch into two parts, I though I can keep
>> "Documentation" proper subject in this patch, and the other is the "ARM:
>> dts"
>> proper subject. Am I right ?
> Yes, you're right.
>>> 4. Please use script get_maintainers to obtain list of valid
>>> maintainers and CC-them with at least cover letter and patches
>>> requiring their attention.
>> Yeah, thanks.
> Sure. Now I found older versions of the patchset but previously there
> were no changes to the bindings. Again the prefix in subject is
> important to easily filter out and find necessary emails.
> BTW, I like the patchset because I like in general works which merge
> code and reduce duplicate stuff.

Aha, thanks  :-D

Best regards,
- Yakir

> Best regards,
> Krzysztof

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