[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v8 1/3] gpu: drm: separate panel orientation property creating and value setting

Simon Ser contact at emersion.fr
Tue Feb 15 13:55:34 UTC 2022

On Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 at 13:04, Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings everyone,
> Padron for joining in so late o/
> On Tue, 8 Feb 2022 at 08:42, Hsin-Yi Wang <hsinyi at chromium.org> wrote:
> >
> > drm_dev_register() sets connector->registration_state to
> > DRM_CONNECTOR_REGISTERED and dev->registered to true. If
> > drm_connector_set_panel_orientation() is first called after
> > drm_dev_register(), it will fail several checks and results in following
> > warning.
> >
> > Add a function to create panel orientation property and set default value
> > to UNKNOWN, so drivers can call this function to init the property earlier
> > , and let the panel set the real value later.
> >
> The warning illustrates a genuine race condition, where userspace will
> read the old/invalid property value/state. So this patch masks away
> the WARNING without addressing the actual issue.
> Instead can we fix the respective drivers, so that no properties are
> created after drm_dev_register()?
> Longer version:
> As we look into drm_dev_register() it's in charge of creating the
> dev/sysfs nodes (et al). Note that connectors cannot disappear at
> runtime.
> For panel orientation, we are creating an immutable connector
> properly, meaning that as soon as drm_dev_register() is called we must
> ensure that the property is available (if applicable) and set to the
> correct value.

Unfortunately we can't quite do this. To apply the panel orientation quirks we
need to grab the EDID of the eDP connector, and this happened too late in my

What we can do is create the prop early during module load, and update it when
we read the EDID (at the place where we create it right now). User-space will
receive a hotplug event after the EDID is read, so will be able to pick up the
new value if any.

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