[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] drm: Add a generic function to change connector type/id of connector dynamically

Jesse Barnes jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org
Wed Jan 27 18:24:19 CET 2010

On Wed, 27 Jan 2010 19:25:04 +1000
Dave Airlie <airlied at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-01-27 at 15:16 +0800, yakui.zhao at intel.com wrote:
> > From: Zhao Yakui <yakui.zhao at intel.com>
> > 
> > Sometimes one connector can support more than one connector type. And it
> > will switch the connector type/id dynamically according to the external
> > connected device.
> Connectors cannot change they physical plugs that users plug stuff into.

Yakui, I think what we really want here is to split the SDVO code (at
the very least) into an encoder/connector scheme like radeon uses.
Most of the Intel outputs have paired encoder/connectors (e.g. LVDS,
TV, VGA) but SDVO doesn't, so we should split it out.  The fact that
it's still treated as a single blob is historical, dating back from the
big rework Dave did to properly split encoders from connectors.

Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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