[PATCH 3/7] DRM: add sdrm layer for general embedded system support

Sascha Hauer s.hauer at pengutronix.de
Fri Apr 20 08:15:18 PDT 2012

On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 03:25:58PM +0100, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 02:38:43PM +0200, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > * Dave Airlie wrote:
> > > I get the feeling the drm can just be a virtual platform device of
> > > some sort, then it reads the device tree and binds all the information
> > > on what crtc/encoders are available,
> > That's pretty much what I've come up with in the second round of Tegra DRM
> > patches. Basically display controllers and outputs (RGB, HDMI, TVO, DSI) get
> > separate drivers and register themselves with the DRM driver which then looks
> > at the device tree to see which display controllers to register as CRTCs and
> > parses a list of connector nodes to create encoder/connector pairs that
> > define the physical connectors and their corresponding outputs.
> > I did take a brief look at the SDRM patches as well and they didn't quite
> > seem to fit what was needed for Tegra. But if time allows I'll take a closer
> > look.
> This sounds an awful lot like how ASoC hangs together...

Very much, yes. In ASoC and DRM we both have several physical devices spread
around the SoC which form a logical device. I assume that before ASoC existed
also everyone had a single PCI device which could be used to collect the
information together.


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