[RFC PATCH 0/3] Support for Solid Fill Planes

Jessica Zhang quic_jesszhan at quicinc.com
Mon Jun 26 23:02:50 UTC 2023

On 11/7/2022 11:37 AM, Ville Syrjälä wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2022 at 03:59:49PM -0700, Jessica Zhang wrote:
>> Introduce and add support for COLOR_FILL and COLOR_FILL_FORMAT
>> properties. When the color fill value is set, and the framebuffer is set
>> to NULL, memory fetch will be disabled.
> Thinking a bit more universally I wonder if there should be
> some kind of enum property:
> enum plane_pixel_source {
> 	FB,
> 	...
> }

Reviving this thread as this was the initial comment suggesting to 
implement pixel_source as an enum.

I think the issue with having pixel_source as an enum is how to decide 
what counts as a NULL commit.

Currently, setting the FB to NULL will disable the plane. So I'm 
guessing we will extend that logic to "if there's no pixel_source set 
for the plane, then it will be a NULL commit and disable the plane".

In that case, the question then becomes when to set the pixel_source to 
NONE. Because if we do that when setting a NULL FB (or NULL solid_fill 
blob), it then forces userspace to set one property before the other.

Because of that, I'm thinking of having pixel_source be represented by a 
bitmask instead. That way, we will simply unset the corresponding 
pixel_source bit when passing in a NULL FB/solid_fill blob. Then, in 
order to detect whether a commit is NULL or has a valid pixel source, we 
can just check if pixel_source == 0.

Would be interested in any feedback on this.


Jessica Zhang

>> In addition, loosen the NULL FB checks within the atomic commit callstack
>> to allow a NULL FB when color_fill is nonzero and add FB checks in
>> methods where the FB was previously assumed to be non-NULL.
>> Finally, have the DPU driver use drm_plane_state.color_fill and
>> drm_plane_state.color_fill_format instead of dpu_plane_state.color_fill,
>> and add extra checks in the DPU atomic commit callstack to account for a
>> NULL FB in cases where color_fill is set.
>> Some drivers support hardware that have optimizations for solid fill
>> planes. This series aims to expose these capabilities to userspace as
>> some compositors have a solid fill flag (ex. SOLID_COLOR in the Android
>> hardware composer HAL) that can be set by apps like the Android Gears
>> app.
>> Userspace can set the color_fill value by setting COLOR_FILL_FORMAT to a
>> DRM format, setting COLOR_FILL to a color fill value, and setting the
>> framebuffer to NULL.
> Is there some real reason for the format property? Ie. why not
> just do what was the plan for the crttc background color and
> specify the color in full 16bpc format and just pick as many
> msbs from that as the hw can use?
>> Jessica Zhang (3):
>>    drm: Introduce color fill properties for drm plane
>>    drm: Adjust atomic checks for solid fill color
>>    drm/msm/dpu: Use color_fill property for DPU planes
>>   drivers/gpu/drm/drm_atomic.c              | 68 ++++++++++++-----------
>>   drivers/gpu/drm/drm_atomic_helper.c       | 34 +++++++-----
>>   drivers/gpu/drm/drm_atomic_uapi.c         |  8 +++
>>   drivers/gpu/drm/drm_blend.c               | 38 +++++++++++++
>>   drivers/gpu/drm/drm_plane.c               |  8 +--
>>   drivers/gpu/drm/msm/disp/dpu1/dpu_crtc.c  |  7 ++-
>>   drivers/gpu/drm/msm/disp/dpu1/dpu_plane.c | 66 ++++++++++++++--------
>>   include/drm/drm_atomic_helper.h           |  5 +-
>>   include/drm/drm_blend.h                   |  2 +
>>   include/drm/drm_plane.h                   | 28 ++++++++++
>>   10 files changed, 188 insertions(+), 76 deletions(-)
>> -- 
>> 2.38.0
> -- 
> Ville Syrjälä
> Intel

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