[Intel-gfx] [PATCH] Add intel_panel_fitter tool

Ben Widawsky ben at bwidawsk.net
Fri Feb 3 19:39:18 CET 2012

On 02/03/12 08:44, Paulo Zanoni wrote:
> 2012/2/3 Chris Wilson<chris at chris-wilson.co.uk>:
>> I don't this should an installable tool for use by end-users. Direct
>> register access from userspace to registers that the driver owns? I'm
>> wary of installing even root-only tools that can screw us over in
>> unpredictable ways.
>> -Chris
> My idea is to write a patch that adds kernel peroperties to solve
> this, but while people still don't have kernel 3.4, the tool would be
> useful.
> If adding this tool to i-g-t is not a good idea, that's fine too: I
> still plan to write the kernel patches, so people wanting overscan
> compensation will have to use the kernel patch instead of the tool.

I didn't read that email from Chris as don't add it. I read it as,
don't have it installed if they do make install or something. So I
think he should clarify himself. If this benefits end users now - I'm
all for it.

However it should somehow enforce that it is running as root. The most
reusable way is to use the register_access_init functions designed for


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