On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 01:39:15PM +0100, Brian Starkey wrote: > Hi Archit, > > On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 04:20:14PM +0530, Archit Taneja wrote: > >Hi Brian, > > > >On 10/11/2016 08:23 PM, Brian Starkey wrote: > >>Hi, > >> > >>This RFC series introduces a new connector type: > >> DRM_MODE_CONNECTOR_WRITEBACK > >>It is a follow-on from a previous discussion:  > >> > >>Writeback connectors are used to expose the memory writeback engines > >>found in some display controllers, which can write a CRTC's > >>composition result to a memory buffer. > >>This is useful e.g. for testing, screen-recording, screenshots, > >>wireless display, display cloning, memory-to-memory composition. > >> > >>Patches 1-7 include the core framework changes required, and patches > >>8-11 implement a writeback connector for the Mali-DP writeback engine. > >>The Mali-DP patches depend on this other series: . > >> > >>The connector is given the FB_ID property for the output framebuffer, > >>and two new read-only properties: PIXEL_FORMATS and > >>PIXEL_FORMATS_SIZE, which expose the supported framebuffer pixel > >>formats of the engine. > >> > >>The EDID property is not exposed for writeback connectors. > >> > >>Writeback connector usage: > >>-------------------------- > >>Due to connector routing changes being treated as "full modeset" > >>operations, any client which wishes to use a writeback connector > >>should include the connector in every modeset. The writeback will not > >>actually become active until a framebuffer is attached. > >> > >>The writeback itself is enabled by attaching a framebuffer to the > >>FB_ID property of the connector. The driver must then ensure that the > >>CRTC content of that atomic commit is written into the framebuffer. > >> > >>The writeback works in a one-shot mode with each atomic commit. This > >>prevents the same content from being written multiple times. > >>In some cases (front-buffer rendering) there might be a desire for > >>continuous operation - I think a property could be added later for > >>this kind of control. > >> > >>Writeback can be disabled by setting FB_ID to zero. > >> > >>Known issues: > >>------------- > >> * I'm not sure what "DPMS" should mean for writeback connectors. > >> It could be used to disable writeback (even when a framebuffer is > >> attached), or it could be hidden entirely (which would break the > >> legacy DPMS call for writeback connectors). > >> * With Daniel's recent re-iteration of the userspace API rules, I > >> fully expect to provide some userspace code to support this. The > >> question is what, and where? We want to use writeback for testing, > >> so perhaps some tests in igt is suitable. > >> * Documentation. Probably some portion of this cover letter needs to > >> make it into Documentation/ > >> * Synchronisation. Our hardware will finish the writeback by the next > >> vsync. I've not implemented fence support here, but it would be an > >> obvious addition. > >> > >>See Also: > >>--------- > >> https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dri-devel/2016-July/113197.html > >> > >>https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/dri-devel/2016-October/120486.html > >> > >>I welcome any comments, especially if this approach does/doesn't fit > >>well with anyone else's hardware. > > > >Thanks for working on this! Some points below. > > > >- Writeback hardware generally allows us to specify the region within > >the framebuffer we want to write to. It's analogous to the SRC_X/Y/W/H > >plane properties. We could have similar props for the writeback > >connectors, and maybe set them to the FB_ID dimensions if they aren't > >configured by userspace. > > > >- Besides the above property, writeback hardware can have provisions > >for scaling, color space conversion and rotation. This would mean that > >we'd eventually add more writeback specific props/params in > >drm_connector/drm_connector_state. Would we be okay adding more such > >props for connectors? > > I've wondered the same thing about bloating non-writeback connectors > with writeback-specific stuff. If it does become significant, maybe > we should subclass drm_connector and add a drm_writeback_state pointer > to drm_connector_state. > > Ville touched on scaling support previously, suggesting adding a > fixed_mode property (for all types of connectors) - on writeback this > would represent scaling the framebuffer, and on normal connectors it > could control output scaling (like panel-fitting).
We got some patches  posted for i915 recently that added a bunch of new properties to control post-blending scaling, but I'm not sure I like the approach since it seems harder to reconcile with the current way we deal with scaling for eDP/LVDS/DSI/etc. So I'm still somewhat partial to the fixed mode idea. Just FYI.  https://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/intel-gfx/2016-August/105557.html > > Certainly destination coords, color-space converstion etc. are things > that are worth adding, but IMO I'd rather keep this initial > implementation small so we can enable the basic case right away. For > the most part, the additional things are "just properties" which > should be easily added later without impacting the overall interface. > > Cheers, > Brian > > > >Thanks, > >Archit > > > >> > >>Thanks, > >> > >>-Brian > >> > >>--- > >> > >>Brian Starkey (10): > >> drm: add writeback connector type > >> drm/fb-helper: skip writeback connectors > >> drm: extract CRTC/plane disable from drm_framebuffer_remove > >> drm: add __drm_framebuffer_remove_atomic > >> drm: add fb to connector state > >> drm: expose fb_id property for writeback connectors > >> drm: add writeback-connector pixel format properties > >> drm: mali-dp: rename malidp_input_format > >> drm: mali-dp: add RGB writeback formats for DP550/DP650 > >> drm: mali-dp: add writeback connector > >> > >>Liviu Dudau (1): > >> drm: mali-dp: Add support for writeback on DP550/DP650 > >> > >> drivers/gpu/drm/arm/Makefile | 1 + > >> drivers/gpu/drm/arm/malidp_crtc.c | 10 ++ > >> drivers/gpu/drm/arm/malidp_drv.c | 25 +++- > >> drivers/gpu/drm/arm/malidp_drv.h | 5 + > >> drivers/gpu/drm/arm/malidp_hw.c | 104 ++++++++++---- > >> drivers/gpu/drm/arm/malidp_hw.h | 27 +++- > >> drivers/gpu/drm/arm/malidp_mw.c | 268 > >> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ > >> drivers/gpu/drm/arm/malidp_planes.c | 8 +- > >> drivers/gpu/drm/arm/malidp_regs.h | 15 ++ > >> drivers/gpu/drm/drm_atomic.c | 40 ++++++ > >> drivers/gpu/drm/drm_atomic_helper.c | 4 + > >> drivers/gpu/drm/drm_connector.c | 79 ++++++++++- > >> drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc.c | 14 +- > >> drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c | 4 + > >> drivers/gpu/drm/drm_framebuffer.c | 249 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---- > >> drivers/gpu/drm/drm_ioctl.c | 7 + > >> include/drm/drmP.h | 2 + > >> include/drm/drm_atomic.h | 3 + > >> include/drm/drm_connector.h | 15 ++ > >> include/drm/drm_crtc.h | 12 ++ > >> include/uapi/drm/drm.h | 10 ++ > >> include/uapi/drm/drm_mode.h | 1 + > >> 22 files changed, 830 insertions(+), 73 deletions(-) > >> create mode 100644 drivers/gpu/drm/arm/malidp_mw.c > >> > > > >-- > >Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. is a member of Code Aurora Forum, > >a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project > >-- > >To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in > >the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org > >More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html > > -- Ville Syrjälä Intel OTC -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html