[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 1/4] drm/i915: Add more dev ops for MIPI sub encoder

Jani Nikula jani.nikula at intel.com
Thu Oct 24 10:24:39 CEST 2013

On Thu, 24 Oct 2013, Shobhit Kumar <shobhit.kumar at intel.com> wrote:
> On 10/23/2013 07:52 PM, Jani Nikula wrote:
>> So I think let's keep trying to find the right abstractions to separate
>> the DSI core and the panel drivers, make it possible to support several
>> panels with one driver, and make it possible to have independent drivers
>> for panels that don't fit the assumptions of the generic panel driver.
>> Does that conflict with your goals? Are we in agreement here?
> Definetely we are in agreement and perfectly aligns with my goals.

That's relieving, I'm happy we're on the same page now. :)

> But is it okay to work towards pushing sub-encoder based design for
> immidiate short term and then work to convert on drm_bridge because I
> can see that drm_bridge callbacks will need additions defintely and it
> might take some time to get that done. In the meantime can we push
> current driver with already suggested changes to get atleast a working
> base ?

I'm okay with this. Daniel is pushing for drm_bridge, and I'm also
optimistic about that, but perhaps we have to see what we really need
first. The current sub-encoder model is more flexible for that in the
short term.

However I, and others, will need to know where we are heading, so please
do pay attention to splitting up the patches and explaining why they are
needed. Sometimes it's helpful to provide draft/RFC patches on top just
for that.

Finally, I am glad you're contributing directly to upstream now. It
makes a huge difference in the long run.


Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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