On 16/04/2021 13:38, Neil Armstrong wrote:
> On 16/04/2021 11:58, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
>> Hi Neil,
>> On Fri, Apr 16, 2021 at 11:27:35AM +0200, Neil Armstrong wrote:
>>> This adds DW-HDMI driver a glue option to disable loading of the CEC 
>>> sub-driver.
>>> On some SoCs, the CEC functionality is enabled in the IP config bits, but 
>>> the
>>> CEC bus is non-functional like on Amlogic SoCs, where the CEC config bit is 
>>> set
>>> but the DW-HDMI CEC signal is not connected to a physical pin, leading to 
>>> some
>>> confusion when the DW-HDMI CEC controller can't communicate on the bus.
>> If we can't trust the CEC config bit, would it be better to not use it
>> at all, and instead let each platform glue logic tell whether to enable
>> CEC or not ?
> Actually, the CEC config bit is right, the HW exists and should be 
> functional, but
> this bit doesn't tell if the CEC signal is connected to something.
> This lies in the IP integration, like other bits under the 
> "amlogic,meson-*-dw-hdmi"
> umbrella.
> The first attempt was by Hans using DT, but adding a property in DT for a 
> vendor
> specific compatible doesn't make sense. Another idea would be to describe the
> CEC signal endpoint like we do for video signal, but I think this is out of 
> scope and
> this solution is much simpler and straightforward, and it's more an exception 
> than
> a general use case to solve.

While a DT property might not make sense in this particular case, I still
believe that it is a perfectly valid approach in general: whether or not
the CEC pin is connected is at the hardware level decision, it is not
something that software can detect. If the designer of the board didn't
connect it, then the only place you can define that is in the device tree.

Anyway, for meson I am fine with this solution. At least it prevents creating
a non-functioning cec device. So for this series:

Acked-by: Hans Verkuil <hverkuil-ci...@xs4all.nl>



> Neil
>>> Jernej Skrabec (1):
>>>   drm/bridge/synopsys: dw-hdmi: Add an option to suppress loading CEC
>>>     driver
>>> Neil Armstrong (1):
>>>   drm/meson: dw-hdmi: disable DW-HDMI CEC sub-driver
>>>  drivers/gpu/drm/bridge/synopsys/dw-hdmi.c | 2 +-
>>>  drivers/gpu/drm/meson/meson_dw_hdmi.c     | 1 +
>>>  include/drm/bridge/dw_hdmi.h              | 2 ++
>>>  3 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
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