[PATCH] drm/exynos: Fix PTN3460 dependency

Inki Dae inki.dae at samsung.com
Thu May 22 04:27:02 PDT 2014

On 2014년 05월 22일 00:51, Thierry Reding wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 11:15:25AM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
>> The following configuration options combination:
>> currently leads to the following linker failure:
>> drivers/built-in.o: In function `exynos_drm_attach_lcd_bridge':
>> .../drivers/gpu/drm/exynos/exynos_dp_core.c:1004:
>> undefined reference to `ptn3460_init'
>> This is because ptn3460_init can't be implemented in a module while
>> its caller is built into the kernel. So add the proper dependency in
>> Kconfig so that the above can't happen.
>> I moved DRM_PTN3460 earlier in Kconfig, next to the I2C helper module
>> section, so that the user has a chance to select it before moving to
>> the Exynos-specific section.
>> IMHO the proper way to solve the problem would be to turn ptn3460 into
>> a clean I2C driver, similar to the other I2C helper chip drivers. It's
>> the only way to not sink into impossible-to-guess dependencies. Then
>> ptn3460 could even be moved together with the other I2C helper chip
>> drivers.
> FWIW, various ideas have been discussed to solve this problem. The most
> recent agreement I think was to create a registry for bridge drivers to
> register DRM bridge objects against and allow drivers to look them up.
> That way we can get rid of the various *_init() functions that currently
> need to be called directly from within DRM drivers.

I tend to prefer integrated drm_bridge based on drm_panel infrastructure
so that bridge drivers can use Linux driver-model. But it seems not easy
to reach a consensus on it.

picked it up.

Inki Dae

> I'm not aware of anybody working on this currently, hence I think this
> is an appropriate fix in the meantime:
> Reviewed-by: Thierry Reding <treding at nvidia.com>
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