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

Yakir Yang ykk at rock-chips.com
Mon Aug 24 18:37:13 PDT 2015

Hi Heiko,

在 2015/8/24 21:03, Heiko Stuebner 写道:
> Hi Yakir,
> Am Montag, 24. August 2015, 20:48:01 schrieb Yakir Yang:
>> 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",
> In a generic driver, the property should have either none, or the analogix
> prefix. But DT-properties need to be backwards compatible, meaning an older
> Exynos devicetree should run unmodified with a newer kernel.
> So the common course of action is to mark the old one as deprecated but still
> test for both, so something like:
>         if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "analogix,color-space",
>                                   &dp_video_config->color_space))
> 	       if (of_property_read_u32(dp_node, "samsung,color-space",
>                  	                 &dp_video_config->color_space)) {
>                  	dev_err(dev, "failed to get color-space\n");
>                  	return ERR_PTR(-EINVAL);
>          	}

Wow, thanks a lot for your explain and code, it do help me to understand
this suggest rightly  :-)

- Yakir


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