[Intel-gfx] [PATCH 1/3] drm: Add new DRM_IOCTL_MODE_GETPLANE2

Rob Clark robdclark at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 14:56:39 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 4:38 AM, Ville Syrjälä
<ville.syrjala at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 08:43:16PM -0500, Rob Clark wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 7:51 PM, Ben Widawsky <ben at bwidawsk.net> wrote:
>> >
>> > +struct drm_format_modifier {
>> > +       /* Bitmask of formats in get_plane format list this info
>> > +        * applies to. */
>> > +       uint64_t formats;
>> re: the uabi, I'd suggest to at least make this 'u32 offset; u32
>> formats'.. we can keep the existing implementation in this patch and
>> always set 'offset' to zero, and let the first one to hit more than 32
>> formats deal with the implementation.  (Maybe a strategically placed
>> WARN_ON() if you go that route..)
> Isn't an implicit offset enough? As in first mask for a specific
> modifier is for format indexes 0-63, second mask for the same modifier
> is for 64-127, and so on.

hmm, hadn't thought of that approach.  Definitely if we go w/ implicit
then we want to have userspace support from the get-go.  For explicit,
I guess userspace could complain and ignore if it saw a non-zero
offset similar to what we do w/ pad and unknown flags in the other

Not sure if that would fly or not..  I guess it is not a *critical*
fail, it just means userspace won't realize that some modifiers are
supported on some formats.. otoh the implicit approach could confuse a
userspace that didn't realize the offset into thinking modifiers
*were* supported on formats where they are not.. that seems like a
bigger problem.


> The bigger issue is the userspace side I think. If we don't add the
> userspace side code to handle this case from the get go, it's going to
> be hard to actually start doing it from the kernel side.
>> Otherwise I guess it is just a couple years until getplane3 ;-)
>> BR,
>> -R
>> > +
>> > +       /* This modifier can be used with the format for this plane. */
>> > +       uint64_t modifier;
>> > +};
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> Ville Syrjälä
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