[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v5 4/4] drm/dp: Revert "drm/dp: Introduce EDID-based quirks"

Jani Nikula jani.nikula at intel.com
Mon Jan 11 19:08:48 UTC 2021

On Mon, 11 Jan 2021, Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Jan 2021, Lyude Paul <lyude at redhat.com> wrote:
>> This reverts commit 0883ce8146ed6074c76399f4e70dbed788582e12. Originally
>> these quirks were added because of the issues with using the eDP
>> backlight interfaces on certain laptop panels, which made it impossible
>> to properly probe for DPCD backlight support without having a whitelist
>> for panels that we know have working VESA backlight control interfaces
>> over DPCD. As well, it should be noted it was impossible to use the
>> normal sink OUI for recognizing these panels as none of them actually
>> filled out their OUIs, hence needing to resort to checking EDIDs.
>> At the time we weren't really sure why certain panels had issues with
>> DPCD backlight controls, but we eventually figured out that there was a
>> second interface that these problematic laptop panels actually did work
>> with and advertise properly: Intel's proprietary backlight interface for
>> HDR panels. So far the testing we've done hasn't brought any panels to
>> light that advertise this interface and don't support it properly, which
>> means we finally have a real solution to this problem.
>> As a result, we now have no need for the force DPCD backlight quirk, and
>> furthermore this also removes the need for any kind of EDID quirk
>> checking in DRM. So, let's just revert it for now since we were the only
>> driver using this.
>> v3:
>> * Rebase
>> v2:
>> * Fix indenting error picked up by checkpatch in
>>   intel_edp_init_connector()
>> Signed-off-by: Lyude Paul <lyude at redhat.com>
>> Acked-by: Jani Nikula <jani.nikula at intel.com>
> Still stands.

PS. You'll still need drm or drm-misc maintainer ack if you want to
merge this through drm-intel-next.

Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Graphics Center

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