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Re: [PATCH 2/2] drm/pl111: Initial drm/kms driver for pl111




Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 03:47:42PM -0700, Eric Anholt wrote:
>> This is a modesetting driver for the pl111 CLCD display controller
>> found on various ARM platforms such as the Versatile Express. The
>> driver has only been tested on the bcm911360_entphn platform so far,
>> with PRIME-based buffer sharing between vc4 and clcd.
>> 
>> It reuses the existing devicetree binding, while not using quite as
>> many of its properties as the fbdev driver does (those are left for
>> future work).
>
> As we're multiplatform on ARM, and this is using the PL11x AMBA IDs,
> we must ensure that it's compatible with everything that the fbdev
> driver is compatible with... however, I suspect that's not worth the
> effort (unless Linus W wants it?)
>
> If we make it PL111 specific, then we don't need to handle Integrator
> CP, or the Versatile PB/AB weirdness.  The only thing left is the
> power etc enable bits on Realview which uses the PL111.  See the
> code for Realview in drivers/video/fbdev/amba-clcd-versatile.c.

Restricting to PL111 for now sounds good to me.

Those Realview bits look like they're turning on a power domain --
shouldn't we represent those as a regulator or a power domain?  If we
did, then plugging that into a panel driver sounds straightforward.
(that's assuming that they're powering panel. not the controller -- I
can't quite tell from the code I've browsed so far)

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