[PATCH RFC v4 0/7] Support for Solid Fill Planes

Jessica Zhang quic_jesszhan at quicinc.com
Fri Jun 30 00:24:59 UTC 2023

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

In order to expose this capability to userspace, this series will:

- Introduce solid_fill and pixel_source properties to allow userspace to
  toggle between FB and solid fill sources
- Loosen NULL FB checks within the DRM atomic commit callstack to allow
  for NULL FB when solid fill is enabled.
- Add NULL FB checks in methods where FB was previously assumed to be
- Have MSM DPU driver use drm_plane_state.solid_fill instead of

Note: The solid fill planes feature depends on both the solid_fill *and*
pixel_source properties.

To use this feature, userspace can set the solid_fill property to a blob
containing the appropriate version number and solid fill color (in
RGB323232 format) and and setting the pixel_source property to
DRM_PLANE_PIXEL_SOURCE_COLOR. This will disable memory fetch and the
resulting plane will display the color specified by the solid_fill blob.

Currently, there's only one version of the solid_fill blob property.
However if other drivers want to support a similar feature, but require
more than just the solid fill color, they can extend this feature by
creating additional versions of the drm_solid_fill struct.

This 2 property approach was chosen because passing in a special 1x1 FB
with the necessary color information would have unecessary overhead that
does not reflect the behavior of the solid fill feature. In addition,
assigning the solid fill blob to FB_ID would require loosening some core
drm_property checks that might cause unwanted side effects elsewhere.

Changes in v4:
- Rebased onto latest kernel
- Reworded cover letter for clarity (Dmitry)
- Reworded commit messages for clarity
- Split existing changes into smaller commits
- Added pixel_source enum property (Dmitry, Pekka, Ville)
- Updated drm-kms comment docs with pixel_source and solid_fill
  properties (Dmitry)
- Inlined drm_atomic_convert_solid_fill_info() (Dmitry)
- Passed in plane state alpha value to _dpu_plane_color_fill_pipe()
- Link to v3: https://lore.kernel.org/r/20230104234036.636-1-quic_jesszhan@quicinc.com

Changes in v3:
- Fixed some logic errors in atomic checks (Dmitry)
- Introduced drm_plane_has_visible_data() and drm_atomic_check_fb() helper
  methods (Dmitry)
- Fixed typo in drm_solid_fill struct documentation
- Created drm_plane_has_visible_data() helper and corrected CRTC and FB
  NULL-check logic (Dmitry)
- Merged `if (fb)` blocks in drm_atomic_plane_check() and abstracted
  them into helper method (Dmitry)
- Inverted `if (solid_fill_enabled) else if (fb)` check order (Dmitry)
- Fixed indentation (Dmitry)

Changes in v2:
- Dropped SOLID_FILL_FORMAT property (Simon)
- Switched to implementing solid_fill property as a blob (Simon, Dmitry)
- Added drm_solid_fill and drm_solid_fill_info structs (Simon)
- Changed to checks for if solid_fill_blob is set (Dmitry)
- Abstracted (plane_state && !solid_fill_blob) checks to helper method
- Fixed whitespace and indentation issues (Dmitry)
- Changed to checks for if solid_fill_blob is set (Dmitry)
- Abstracted (plane_state && !solid_fill_blob) checks to helper method
- Fixed dropped 'const' warning
- Added helper to convert color fill to BGR888 (Rob)
- Fixed indentation issue (Dmitry)
- Added support for solid fill on planes of varying sizes

Jessica Zhang (7):
      drm: Introduce solid fill DRM plane property
      drm: Introduce pixel_source DRM plane property
      drm/atomic: Move framebuffer checks to helper
      drm/atomic: Loosen FB atomic checks
      drm/msm/dpu: Add solid fill and pixel source properties
      drm/msm/dpu: Allow NULL FBs in atomic commit
      drm/msm/dpu: Use DRM solid_fill property

 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_atomic.c              | 142 +++++++++++++++++-------------
 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_atomic_helper.c       |  34 ++++---
 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_atomic_state_helper.c |  10 +++
 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_atomic_uapi.c         |  59 +++++++++++++
 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_blend.c               | 114 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_plane.c               |   8 +-
 drivers/gpu/drm/msm/disp/dpu1/dpu_crtc.c  |   9 +-
 drivers/gpu/drm/msm/disp/dpu1/dpu_plane.c |  68 +++++++++-----
 include/drm/drm_atomic_helper.h           |   4 +-
 include/drm/drm_blend.h                   |   3 +
 include/drm/drm_plane.h                   |  92 +++++++++++++++++++
 11 files changed, 437 insertions(+), 106 deletions(-)
base-commit: a0364260213c96f6817f7e85cdce293cb743460f
change-id: 20230404-solid-fill-05016175db36

Best regards,
Jessica Zhang <quic_jesszhan at quicinc.com>

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