Hi Jernej, On Tuesday 29 Nov 2016 15:24:25 Jernej Skrabec wrote: > Dne torek, 29. november 2016 23.56.31 UTC+1 je oseba Laurent Pinchart > napisala: > > On Tuesday 29 Nov 2016 14:47:20 Jernej Skrabec wrote: > >> Dne torek, 29. november 2016 22.37.03 UTC+1 je oseba Maxime Ripard > > napisala: > >>> On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 11:18:35AM +0100, Jean-Francois Moine wrote: > >>>> This patchset series adds HDMI video support to the Allwinner > >>>> sun8i SoCs which include the display engine 2 (DE2). > >>>> The driver contains the code for the A83T and H3 SoCs, and > >>>> some H3 boards, but it could be used/extended for other SoCs > >>>> (A64, H2, H5) and boards (Banana PIs, Orange PIs). > >>> > >>> Honestly, I'm getting a bit worried by the fact that you ignore > >>> reviews. > >>> > >>> On the important reviews that you got that are to be seen as major > >>> issues that block the inclusion, we have: > >>> - The fact that the HDMI driver is actually just a designware IP, > >>> and while you should use the driver that already exists, you just > >>> duplicated all that code. > >> > >> That might be hard thing to do. A83T fits perfectly, but H3 and newer > >> SoCs do not. They are using completely different HDMI phy. Decoupling > >> controller and phy code means rewritting a good portion of the code, > >> unless some tricks are applied, like calling phy function pointers, if > >> they are defined. > > > > Same HDMI TX but different HDMI TX PHY ? Kieran is working on decoupling > > the PHY configuration code for a Renesas SoC, that might be of interest to > > you. > > Exactly. I'm developing only U-Boot driver, but Jean-Francois will probably > have more interest in this.
We'll post patches as soon as they're ready. By the way, do you know if the H3 and newer SoCs use a different PHY from Synopsys, or a custom PHY developed by Allwinner ? > >> Register addresses also differ, but that can be easily solved by using > >> undocumented magic value to restore them. > > > > I love that :-) > > Is it allowed to use magic number which was found in binary blob? I'm new in > all this. I don't really see a problem with that, we have many drivers in the kernel that have been developed through reverse-engineering. You should not include large pieces of code that have been obtained through decompilation of a proprietary binary blob as those could be protected by copyright, but writing to undocumented registers based on information found through usage of a binary driver isn't a problem. (Please remember that I'm not a lawyer though) > >>> - The fact that you ignored Rob (v6) and I (v5) comment on using OF > >>> graph to model the connection between the display engine and the > >>> TCON. Something that Laurent also pointed out in this version. > >>> > >>> - The fact that you ignored that you needed an HDMI connector node > >>> as a child of the HDMI controller. This has been reported by Rob > >>> (v6) and yet again in this version by Laurent. > >>> > >>> - And finally the fact that we can't have several display engine in > >>> parallel, if needs be. This has happened in the past already on > >>> Allwinner SoCs, so it's definitely something we should consider in > >>> the DT bindings, since we can't break them. > >>> > >>> Until those are fixed, I cannot see how this driver can be merged, > >>> unfortunately. -- Regards, Laurent Pinchart -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "linux-sunxi" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to linux-sunxi+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.