On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:39 AM Hans de Goede <hdego...@redhat.com> wrote: > > Hi, > > On 6/25/20 2:00 PM, Thomas Zimmermann wrote: > > This patchset adds support for simple-framebuffer platform devices and > > a handover mechanism for native drivers to take-over control of the > > hardware. > > > > The new driver, called simplekms, binds to a simple-frambuffer platform > > device. The kernel's boot code creates such devices for firmware-provided > > framebuffers, such as EFI-GOP or VESA. Typically the BIOS, UEFI or boot > > loader sets up the framebuffers. Description via device tree is also an > > option. > > > > Simplekms is small enough to be linked into the kernel. The driver's main > > purpose is to provide graphical output during the early phases of the boot > > process, before the native DRM drivers are available. Native drivers are > > typically loaded from an initrd ram disk. Occationally simplekms can also > > serve as interim solution on graphics hardware without native DRM driver. > > Cool, thank you for doing this, this is a very welcome change, > but ... (see below). > > > So far distributions rely on fbdev drivers, such as efifb, vesafb or > > simplefb, for early-boot graphical output. However fbdev is deprecated and > > the drivers do not provide DRM interfaces for modern userspace. > > > > Patches 1 and 2 prepare the DRM format helpers for simplekms. > > > > Patches 3 to 7 add the simplekms driver. It's build on simple DRM helpers > > and SHMEM. It supports 16-bit, 24-bit and 32-bit RGB framebuffers. During > > pageflips, SHMEM buffers are copied into the framebuffer memory, similar > > to cirrus or mgag200. The code in patches 6 and 7 handles clocks and > > regulators. It's based on the simplefb drivers, but has been modified for > > DRM. > > > > Patches 8 and 9 add a hand-over mechanism. Simplekms acquires it's > > framebuffer's I/O-memory range and provides a callback function to be > > removed by a native driver. The native driver will remove simplekms before > > taking over the hardware. The removal is integrated into existing helpers, > > so drivers use it automatically. > > > > I tested simplekms with x86 EFI and VESA framebuffers, which both work > > reliably. The fbdev console and Weston work automatically. Xorg requires > > manual configuration of the device. Xorgs current modesetting driver does > > not work with both, platform and PCI device, for the same physical > > hardware. Once configured, X11 works. > > Ugh, Xorg not working OOTB is a bit of a showstopper, we cannot just go > around and break userspace. OTOH this does seem like an userspace issue > and not something which we can (or should try to) fix in the kernel. > > I guess the solution will have to be to have this default to N for now > in Kconfig and clearly mention in the Kconfig help text that this needs > a fixed Xorg modesetting driver before it can be enabled. > > Any chance you have time to work on fixing the Xorg modesetting driver > so that this will just work with the standard Xorg autoconfiguration > stuff?
Hm, why do we even have both platform and pci drivers visible at the same time? I thought the point of this is that simplekms is built-in, then initrd loads the real drm driver, and by the time Xorg is running, simplekms should be long gone. Maybe a few more details of what's going wrong and why to help unconfuse me? > > One cosmetical issue is that simplekms's device file is card0 and the > > native driver's device file is card1. After simplekms has been kicked out, > > only card1 is left. This does not seem to be a practical problem however. > > > > TODO/IDEAS: > > > > * provide deferred takeover > > I assume you mean akin to CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE_DEFERRED_TAKEOVER ? > I don't think you need to do anything for that, as long as you just > leave the fb contents intact until requested to change it. Yeah I think fastboot support is a requirement here, otherwise all the deferred fb takeover should already happen automatically I think. Also fastboot = flickerfree, depending whether you care more about "fewer modesets to save time" or "less flickering because it's ugly" :-) Cheers, Daniel > Right now with flickerfree boot we have fbcon on top of efifb and > efifb does not do anything special wrt > CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE_DEFERRED_TAKEOVER > ATM it does draw/restore the ACPI BGRT logo since since some firmwares > don't draw that themselves, but that is not necessary in most cases > and other then that all the deferred takeover magic is in the fbcon > code, it does not bind to the fbdev (and thus does not draw to it) > until the first time the kernel tries to output text to the console, > together with the "quiet" kernel commandline argument that ensures > that the fb is kept unmodified until e.g. a panic happens. > > With simplekms we would replace "fbcon on top of efifb" with > "fbcon on top of emulated-fbdev on top of simplekms" so as long > as the emulated-fbdev and simplekms code defer from say clearing > the screen to black, but keep it as is. Then the fb contents > should be preserved until fbcon decides to takeover the fbdev > and draw to it. > > > * provide bootsplash DRM client > > Hmm, I guess this might be interesting for simple cases, but > although I would love to kill plymouth (I've become one of the > upstream maintainers for it) I'm afraid it is not that easy, > it does a bunch of stuff which will be tricky to do in the kernel: > > 1) Ask the user for diskcrypt passwords: > https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/hansdegoede/13347631/1496/1496_900.png > > 2) Show a nice splash + progressbar when installing updates in > offline updates mode: > https://ic.pics.livejournal.com/hansdegoede/13347631/899/899_900.png > > Still this would be nice for the non diskcrypt case I guess, then > we could not use plymouth during normal boot and only use it > for offline updates and it would also be nice for various embedded > cases. > > Regards, > > Hans > > > > > > > * make simplekms usable with ARM-EFI fbs > > > > Thomas Zimmermann (9): > > drm/format-helper: Pass destination pitch to drm_fb_memcpy_dstclip() > > drm/format-helper: Add blitter functions > > drm: Add simplekms driver > > drm/simplekms: Add fbdev emulation > > drm/simplekms: Initialize framebuffer data from device-tree node > > drm/simplekms: Acquire clocks from DT device node > > drm/simplekms: Acquire regulators from DT device node > > drm: Add infrastructure for platform devices > > drm/simplekms: Acquire memory aperture for framebuffer > > > > MAINTAINERS | 6 + > > drivers/gpu/drm/Kconfig | 6 + > > drivers/gpu/drm/Makefile | 1 + > > drivers/gpu/drm/drm_format_helper.c | 96 ++- > > drivers/gpu/drm/drm_platform.c | 118 ++++ > > drivers/gpu/drm/mgag200/mgag200_mode.c | 2 +- > > drivers/gpu/drm/tiny/Kconfig | 17 + > > drivers/gpu/drm/tiny/Makefile | 1 + > > drivers/gpu/drm/tiny/cirrus.c | 2 +- > > drivers/gpu/drm/tiny/simplekms.c | 906 +++++++++++++++++++++++++ > > include/drm/drm_fb_helper.h | 18 +- > > include/drm/drm_format_helper.h | 10 +- > > include/drm/drm_platform.h | 42 ++ > > 13 files changed, 1217 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-) > > create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_platform.c > > create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/tiny/simplekms.c > > create mode 100644 include/drm/drm_platform.h > > > > -- > > 2.27.0 > > > -- Daniel Vetter Software Engineer, Intel Corporation http://blog.ffwll.ch _______________________________________________ dri-devel mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/dri-devel