[PATCH] drm/rockchip: Require the YTR modifier for AFBC

Alyssa Rosenzweig alyssa.rosenzweig at collabora.com
Tue Aug 11 16:26:31 EDT 2020

The AFBC decoder used in the Rockchip VOP assumes the use of the
YUV-like colourspace transform (YTR). YTR is lossless for RGB(A)
buffers, which covers the RGBA8 and RGB565 formats supported in
vop_convert_afbc_format. Use of YTR is signaled with the
AFBC_FORMAT_MOD_YTR modifier, which prior to this commit was missing. As
such, a producer would have to generate buffers that do not use YTR,
which the VOP would erroneously decode as YTR, leading to severe visual

The upstream AFBC support was developed against a captured frame, which
failed to exercise modifier support. Prior to bring-up of AFBC in Mesa
(in the Panfrost driver), no open userspace respected modifier
reporting. As such, this change is not expected to affect broken

Tested on RK3399 with Panfrost and Weston.

Signed-off-by: Alyssa Rosenzweig <alyssa.rosenzweig at collabora.com>
 drivers/gpu/drm/rockchip/rockchip_drm_vop.h | 11 +++++++++++
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/rockchip/rockchip_drm_vop.h b/drivers/gpu/drm/rockchip/rockchip_drm_vop.h
index 4a2099cb5..857d97cdc 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/rockchip/rockchip_drm_vop.h
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/rockchip/rockchip_drm_vop.h
@@ -17,9 +17,20 @@
+/* AFBC supports a number of configurable modes. Relevant to us is block size
+ * (16x16 or 32x8), storage modifiers (SPARSE, SPLIT), and the YUV-like
+ * colourspace transform (YTR). 16x16 SPARSE mode is always used. SPLIT mode
+ * could be enabled via the hreg_block_split register, but is not currently
+ * handled. The colourspace transform is implicitly always assumed by the
+ * decoder, so consumers must use this transform as well.
+ *
+ * Failure to match modifiers will cause errors displaying AFBC buffers
+ * produced by conformant AFBC producers, including Mesa.
+ */
 enum vop_data_format {

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