[RFC v2] Revive the work on render-nodes branch
ihadzic at research.bell-labs.com
Thu Apr 12 12:09:13 PDT 2012
On Thu, 12 Apr 2012, Ville [iso-8859-1] Syrjälä wrote:
> Didn't have time for a detailed look yet, but at least one thing
> missing from your patch set is handling of possible_crtcs and
> possible_clones for getplane and getencoder ioctls.
Yes I agree and I know. That is still work in progress. The ioctl for
constructing the node should do more checks not only for possible_crtcs
and possible_clones, but also whether a particular encoder can match the
connector and not allow creation of the node with incompatible resources.
I have all that on the TODO list, but I wanted to get the patches out
early so that I can get some feedback (and hopefully motivate others to
There will definitely be v3 (and beyond) that will include stuff on my
TODO list along with any feedback that I receive.
> Also the name "render node" is still very confusing. How about just
> callling it a partition or something. Or maybe someone could suggest
> a more self explanatory name for this stuff.
Dave has chosen the name two years ago when he did the initial demo work.
I am just keeping this name for now (the advantage is that others know of
this work by this name, so they know what it is about). However, if there
is a concensus for a better name I'll be glad to adopt it.
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