[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 2/2] drm: record monitor status in output_poll_execute

Keith Packard keithp at keithp.com
Wed Dec 8 09:30:00 PST 2010

On Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:08:04 +0000, Chris Wilson <chris at chris-wilson.co.uk> wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Dec 2010 17:34:24 +0100, Florian Mickler <florian at mickler.org> wrote:
> > Does that mean that the kernel regression will not be
> > fixed/worked-around for old userspace? 
> I think there is some confusion in that I believe there is more than one
> backlight bug at play here.

The kernel and user space fixes addressed the same  technical problem
(failing to note that mode setting turned on the devices), but the
symptoms that this caused were different; in kernel mode, the result
would be that monitors would be left turned on when user space asked
that they be turned off (and left pointing at random memory too, which
was amusing). I think that the backlight issue was caused by the
user-space bug though.

keith.packard at intel.com
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