[PATCH] drm/bridge/synopsys: dsi: use common mipi_dsi_create_packet()

Andrzej Hajda a.hajda at samsung.com
Thu Jan 25 03:07:05 PST 2018

On 24.01.2018 10:51, Philippe CORNU wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> On 01/23/2018 10:15 PM, Brian Norris wrote:
>> Hi Philippe,
>> On Thu, Jan 18, 2018 at 11:40:48AM +0000, Philippe CORNU wrote:
>>> On 01/11/2018 12:16 PM, Philippe CORNU wrote:
>>>> To be honest, I do not really like the memcpy here too and I agree with
>>>> you regarding the BE issue.
>>>> My first "stm" driver (ie. before using this "freescale/rockchip"
>>>> dw-mipi-dsi driver with the memcpy) used the "exact" same code as the
>>>> Tegra dsi tegra_dsi_writesl() function with the 2 loops.
>>>> https://elixir.free-electrons.com/linux/v4.14/source/drivers/gpu/drm/tegra/dsi.c#L1248
>>>> IMHO, it is better than memcpy...
>>>> I added these 3 "documentation" lines, maybe we may reuse them or
>>>> something similar...
>>>> /*
>>>>    * Write 8-bit payload data into the 32-bit payload data register.
>>>>    * ex: payload data "0x01, 0x02, 0x03, 0x04, 0x05, 0x06" will become
>>>>    * "0x04030201 0x00000605" 32-bit writes
>>>>    */
>>>> Not sure it helps to fix the BE issue but we may add a TODO stating that
>>>> "this loop has not been tested on BE"...
>>>> What is your opinion?
>> I'm sorry, I don't think I noticed your reply here. I'm trying to unbury
>> some email, but that's sometimes a losing battle...
>> That code actually does look correct, and it's perhaps marginally
>> better-looking in my opinion. It's up to you if you want to propose
>> another patch :) At this point, it's only a matter of nice code, not
>> correctness I believe.
>>> As your patch has been merged, I have few short questions and for each
>>> related new patch, I would like to know if you prefer that I implement
>>> it or if you prefer to do it by yourself, it's really like you want, on
>>> my side, no problem to make them all, some or none, I don't want us to
>>> implement these in parallel :-)
>>> * Do you have any opinion regarding Tegra-like loops vs the memcpy? (see
>>> my comment above) If you think the Tegra-like loops is a better approach
>>> than memcpy, there is a small patch to write.
>> My opinion is above.
> I do not know yet if I will send a patch but several reasons may push me 
> to do it:
> * Andrzej proposed a nicer code in his last review so it means the 
> actual code with memcpy's is "not so nice" (even if it works fine)

I was not against memcpy, I have just suggested to abstract the code out
to some helper function.
Regarding memcpy vs loop I would prefer memcpy - simpler code, but it is
looks less important that abstracting out.


> * Several dsi drivers use the Tegra-like loops (Tegra, intel,... ) and 
> in vc4/exynos/mtk drivers memcpy is not used, msm uses memcpy... well, 
> not sure it is then a good argument, different solutions for different hw...
> * Coming cadence dsi bridge driver uses Tegra-like loops.
> * I think my read function will also have Tegra-like loops, if it is the 
> case, it could be nice to have something homogeneous...
> Anyway, it is not an important point : )
>>> * Returned value with number of bytes received/transferred: there is a
>>> small patch to write
>> I don't think I followed that one very well. I'm not sure my opinion
>> really matters, as long as you get someone else to agree. I do not plan
>> to write any such patch in the near term.
>>> * Regarding read operations: I propose to add a TODO + DRM_WARN in case
>>> someone want to use the API for read operations. Note that I plan to
>>> implement the read feature but I do not know yet when and maybe Rockchip
>>> people already have something ~ready?
>> The warning would be nice to do now, regardless.
>> Rockchip folks wrote up something for read support here [1], but it's
>> based on a semi-forked version of the driver (we're trying to clean up
>> the divergence, but it's not there yet). Perhaps it would provide useful
>> fodder for your work. I don't think Rockchip is immediately working on
>> upstreaming this particular patch, so it's totally fair to handle it
>> yourself. It's got the GPL sign-off ;)
>> Brian
>> [1] https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/chromiumos/third_party/kernel/+/863347
> Very good information, I will have a look,
> many thanks
> Philippe :-)

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