[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 1/3] pinctrl: Intel: add RX invertion config

Jani Nikula jani.nikula at linux.intel.com
Thu Mar 17 15:14:24 UTC 2016

On Thu, 17 Mar 2016, Linus Walleij <linus.walleij at linaro.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 2:34 PM, Daniel Vetter <daniel at ffwll.ch> wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 01:27:49PM +0100, Linus Walleij wrote:
>>> - What is a HPD interrupt?
>> hotplug interrupt, fires when you plug in a cable.
>>> - What is a Type-C DP HPD?
>> usb type C connector can multiplex both DisplayPort and USB, you need to
>> renegotiate the lane splitting every time the sink changes, i.e. on each
>> hotplug.
> OK I understand, thanks a lot!
>>> - Again why can't you just use a notifier or function call?
>> Because windows sucks, hence all that coordination happens through hw
>> forwarded interrupts and magic registers. Same horror story on the sound
>> side, where the sound driver needs to know what kind of PCM stream the
>> monitor can take. It's hilarious. Except when they screw up the design and
>> then need to fake parts of it in software.
> So the story is something like that these IRQs have been put into
> hardware in order to compensate for flaws in Windows device driver
> model, I see.
> If there are such special registers in some hardware I guess I'm all for
> implementing some generic quirk in gpiolib for people who need to
> software-trigger GPIO IRQs. Could be good for testing too, as there
> are such registers in ARMs PL061 GPIO controller for test, just so as
> to simulate a GPIO IRQ.
> gpiod_trig_irq() would work with me, I'm happy to support whatever
> the GPIO hardware can do usually.
>> In sound we've switched over to a proper sw interface, and we tie the
>> different parts (drm graphics driver and alsa snd driver) using the
>> component.c framework.
> Hm is that solution or something similar proper for USB connector
> as well I wonder... I was thinking about just adding $random_notifier
> but maybe that is a bit ugly :/
>>> What is VPG? Now it seems Intel's internal organization is being used as
>>> part of the argument to get this change in and that makes me a bit
>>> annoyed.
> (...)
>> There was chat of usb type C support for forever, but I was always
>> promised that we don't need any interactions on the sw side and it's all
>> magic in hw. There hasn't been any real design discussions in the open
>> source group. VPG is the hw/windows group and generally comes up with
>> "interesting" designs not suitable for upstream.
>> Feel free to just nack this stuff, and please cc intel-gfx/dri-devel in
>> the future (since I tend to ignore everything that's not cc'ed to mailing
>> lists I don't care about, even when I'm on cc personally). I've added them
>> all to cc.
> Thanks a lot Daniel, I understand better now. I'm not really against
> adding this "interesting" workaround if that is how Windows works,
> we usually have to go by their standards. From the GPIO point
> of view it is OK, just something the GPIO can do. I would be more
> worried about what the USB PHY maintainer (Felipe) is going to say
> about this.

Adding Felipe's current address. Considering the new domain part of the
address, I'm hopeful we can sort this out. ;)


> Yours,
> Linus Walleij
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Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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