[PATCH] backlight: pwm_bl: configure pwm only once per backlight toggle
u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de
Thu Oct 17 10:11:16 UTC 2019
On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 11:48:08AM +0200, Michal Vokáč wrote:
> On 17. 10. 19 10:10, Uwe Kleine-König wrote:
> > A previous change in the pwm core (namely 01ccf903edd6 ("pwm: Let
> > pwm_get_state() return the last implemented state")) changed the
> > semantic of pwm_get_state() and disclosed an (as it seems) common
> > problem in lowlevel PWM drivers. By not relying on the period and duty
> > cycle being retrievable from a disabled PWM this type of problem is
> > worked around.
> > Apart from this issue only calling the pwm_get_state/pwm_apply_state
> > combo once is also more effective.
> > Signed-off-by: Uwe Kleine-König <u.kleine-koenig at pengutronix.de>
> > ---
> > Hello,
> > There are now two reports about 01ccf903edd6 breaking a backlight. As
> > far as I understand the problem this is a combination of the backend pwm
> > driver yielding surprising results and the pwm-bl driver doing things
> > more complicated than necessary.
> > So I guess this patch works around these problems. Still it would be
> > interesting to find out the details in the imx driver that triggers the
> > problem. So Adam, can you please instrument the pwm-imx27 driver to
> > print *state at the beginning of pwm_imx27_apply() and the end of
> > pwm_imx27_get_state() and provide the results?
> > Note I only compile tested this change.
> Hi Uwe,
> I was just about to respond to the "pwm_bl on i.MX6Q broken on 5.4-RC1+"
> thread that I have a similar problem when you submitted this patch.
> So here are my few cents:
> My setup is as follows:
> - imx6dl-yapp4-draco with i.MX6Solo
> - backlight is controlled with inverted PWM signal
> - max brightness level = 32, default brightness level set to 32 in DT.
> 1. Almost correct backlight behavior before 01ccf903edd6 ("pwm: Let
> pwm_get_state() return the last implemented state):
> - System boots to userspace and backlight is enabled all the time from
> power up.
> $ dmesg | grep state
> [ 1.763381] get state end: -1811360608, enabled: 0
What is -1811360608? When I wrote "print *state" above, I thought about
pr_info("%s: period: %u, duty: %u, polarity: %d, enabled: %d",
__func__, state->period, state->duty_cycle, state->polarity, state->enabled);
A quick look into drivers/pwm/pwm-imx27.c shows that this is another
driver that yields duty_cycle = 0 when the hardware is off.
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