[PATCH] drm/panel: auo novatek 1080p video mode panel
robdclark at gmail.com
Mon Aug 17 07:48:20 PDT 2015
On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 7:38 AM, Thierry Reding
<thierry.reding at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 12:54:20PM -0700, Bjorn Andersson wrote:
>> On Fri 07 Aug 09:11 PDT 2015, Rob Clark wrote:
>> > On Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 9:19 AM, Thierry Reding <thierry.reding at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > On Tue, Jul 21, 2015 at 03:36:02PM -0400, Rob Clark wrote:
>> > >> +- compatible: should be "auo,novatek-1080p-vid"
>> > >
>> > > This looks a little generic for a compatible string. Can't we get at the
>> > > specific panel model number that's been used? What if AUO ever produced
>> > > some other Novatek panel with a 1080p resolution?
>> > Maybe Sony or someone else can chime in? That somewhat generic name
>> > was all I could get from downstream android kernel. I'm sure there is
>> > a better possible name, although I have no means to find that out
>> > myself.
>> We're working on it.
>> > > Also, what's the -vid suffix for?
>> > the same panel seems to also work in cmd mode.. so idea was to have
>> > -vid and -cmd compat strings to choose which mode to operate in.
>> An alternative would be to make it a bool property, to indicate video
>> mode - following how the framework is implemented.
> Please, let's not do either. This doesn't belong in the compatible
> string. The compatible string specifies the panel, and the panel
> supports both video and command modes. That's implied by the compatible
> Which mode to use is a configuration or policy decision and therefore
> doesn't belong in device tree. It should be up to the display driver to
> determine what the preferred mode of operation is.
I would call it a "system integrator decision".. and at least
currently we don't have anywhere better than DT for that. Maybe it's
one of those "if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a
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