[PATCH v6 6/6] drm/doc: Define KMS atomic state set

Michel Dänzer michel.daenzer at mailbox.org
Thu Aug 17 10:48:21 UTC 2023

On 8/17/23 12:37, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On 8/15/23 20:57, André Almeida wrote:
>> From: Pekka Paalanen <pekka.paalanen at collabora.com>
>> Specify how the atomic state is maintained between userspace and
>> kernel, plus the special case for async flips.
>> Signed-off-by: Pekka Paalanen <pekka.paalanen at collabora.com>
>> Signed-off-by: André Almeida <andrealmeid at igalia.com>
> [...]
>> +An atomic commit with the flag DRM_MODE_PAGE_FLIP_ASYNC is allowed to
>> +effectively change only the FB_ID property on any planes. No-operation changes
>> +are ignored as always. [...]
> During the hackfest in Brno, it was mentioned that a commit which re-sets the same FB_ID could actually have an effect with VRR: It could trigger scanout of the next frame before vertical blank has reached its maximum duration. Some kind of mechanism is required for this in order to allow user space to perform low frame rate compensation.

That said, it doesn't make too much sense to use DRM_MODE_PAGE_FLIP_ASYNC for this, since it won't have any effect outside of vertical blank anyway.

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