On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 4:34 PM <mario.limoncie...@dell.com> wrote:
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Karol Herbst <kher...@redhat.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2019 9:25 AM
> > To: Limonciello, Mario
> > Cc: Dave Airlie; LKML; Linux ACPI Mailing List; dri-devel; nouveau; Rafael 
> > J .
> > Wysocki; Alex Hung; Ben Skeggs; David Airlie
> > Subject: Re: [Nouveau] [PATCH 1/7] Revert "ACPI / OSI: Add OEM _OSI string 
> > to
> > enable dGPU direct output"
> >
> >
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> > On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 4:20 PM <mario.limoncie...@dell.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > > There are definitely going to be regressions on machines in the field 
> > > > > with
> > the
> > > > > in tree drivers by reverting this.  I think we should have an answer 
> > > > > for all of
> > > > those
> > > > > before this revert is accepted.
> > > > >
> > > > > Regarding systems with Intel+NVIDIA, we'll have to work with partners 
> > > > > to
> > > > collect
> > > > > some information on the impact of reverting this.
> > > > >
> > > > > When this is used on a system with Intel+AMD the ASL configures AMD
> > GPU to
> > > > use
> > > > > "Hybrid Graphics" when on Windows and "Power Express" and "Switchable
> > > > Graphics"
> > > > > when on Linux.
> > > >
> > > > and what's exactly the difference between those? And what's the actual
> > > > issue here?
> > >
> > > DP/HDMI is not detected unless plugged in at bootup.  It's due to missing 
> > > HPD
> > > events.
> > >
> >
> > afaik Lyude was working on fixing all that, at least for some drivers.
> > If there is something wrong, we still should fix the drivers, not
> > adding ACPI workarounds.
>
> I don't disagree, but timing is frequently a limitation if you want the 
> hardware to
> work when you put it on the market.
>
> The whole idea behind the OSI string was that it could be reverted when the 
> time
> was right.  From this discussion it very well may be for systems with AMD 
> GPU, but
> it needs to be checked again.
>
> >
> > Alex: do you know if there are remaining issues regarding that with amdgpu?
> >
> > > >
> > > > We already have the PRIME offloading in place and if that's not
> > > > enough, we should work on extending it, not adding some ACPI based
> > > > workarounds, because that's exactly how that looks like.
> > > >
> > > > Also, was this discussed with anybody involved in the drm subsystem?
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > I feel we need a knob and/or DMI detection to affect the changes that 
> > > > > the
> > ASL
> > > > > normally performs.
> > > >
> > > > Why do we have to do that on a firmware level at all?
> > >
> > > Folks from AMD Graphics team recommended this approach.
>
> I should clarify this is from the folks on AMD graphics team that interact to 
> OEMs
> like Dell which are not necessarily the same folks who work on the drivers 
> directly.
>

yeah, I understand the pressure, and it might have been fine if we
would have this discussion upstream, if it's about pushing things
upstream. The commits itself didn't even make the impression that
anybody with the drm drivers involved even looked at those patches and
this is the worst part of those commits.

> > From their perspective
> > > it's not a workaround.  They view this as a different architecture for AMD
> > graphics driver on
> > > Windows and AMD graphics w/ amdgpu driver.  They have different ASL paths
> > used for
> > > each.
> >
> > @alex: is this true?

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