[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 04/25] drm/i915: Add basic support for parsing of VBT OEM Custom Block
rodrigo.vivi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 11:52:47 PDT 2012
I was also waiting for the patch that really does some parse as well,
but I think this patch will be useful for one case that I'm currently
Reviewed-by: Rodrigo Vivi <rodrigo.vivi at gmail.com>
On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:11:37 -0700
> Ben Widawsky <ben at bwidawsk.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:45:32 -0700
>> Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
>> > On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:30:11 -0700
>> > Ben Widawsky <ben at bwidawsk.net> wrote:
>> > > On Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:48:25 -0700
>> > > Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > From: Rohit Jain <rohit.jain at intel.com>
>> > > >
>> > > > Added support for parsing the OEM Customizable Modes Block (#20)
>> > > > in the VBIOS table.
>> > > >
>> > > > Signed-off-by: Rohit Jain <rohit.jain at intel.com>
>> > > > Reviewed-by: Shobhit Kumar <shobhit.kumar at intel.com>
>> > > > Reviewed-by: Vijay A. Purushothaman
>> > > > <vijay.a.purushothaman at intel.com> Acked-by: Jesse Barnes
>> > > > <jesse.barnes at intel.com> Reviewed-by: Eugeni Dodonov
>> > > > <eugeni.dodonov at intel.com> Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy
>> > > > <artem.bityutskiy at linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Jesse Barnes
>> > > > <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> ---
>> > >
>> > > I'll be honest, I haven't read through the whole series yet, but I
>> > > really don't see the point of this patch, at least in the next few
>> > > patches. Could we modify the commit to describe why we need this (or
>> > > drop it)?
>> > This one is unrelated to VLV, it's just extra VBT gravy. Obviously it
>> > needs to stuff the mode info somewhere though...
>> THe HW can behave one in two ways, you read the info out and that is
>> required to advance the internal state machine to get to the next info
>> you care about. Or, you read the info out and nobody knows or cares. I
>> truly don't know how this HW works yet, but I'd say if it's the former
>> it should be added as a comment to the code. If it's the latter, we
>> should drop the patch.
> As I said, it doesn't belong in the VLV patchset. It has nothing to do
> with touch hw though; it's just a way for us to get any OEM custom
> modes out of the VBT. For example on a given platform the VBT panel
> data may have a certain timing, but an additional timing may also be
> preferred, which might be specified in this block.
> So we should parse it, and add it to the appropriate connector's mode
> list. This patch only does the parsing, but doesn't add it to the mode
> list, so isn't useful by itself.
> At any rate, I'll drop it from this series.
> Jesse Barnes, Intel Open Source Technology Center
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