On 01/12/2017 01:57 AM, Brian Masney wrote:
The bcm2835 driver polls the monitor and selects the highest resolution
that is available. This patch allows optionally setting the video-mode
environment variable so that a different video resolution can be used.
If the environment variable is not specified, then it will fall back to
using the old behavior of using the maximum allowable resolution.

This patch is needed to fix an issue booting an upstream Linux kernel
on a Raspberry Pi 2 with a Pi Top screen. Previously, the bcm2835 would
select the 1366x768 resolution (which is a supported resolution),
however the screen would be unreadable. (See
https://www.flickr.com/photos/masneyb/30942037416/ for picture). Using
this patch, the resolution 1024x768 can be selected and is readable on
the screen.

Doesn't this mean that the RPi firmware is reporting the wrong resolution? If so, isn't the correct fix to get an updated firmware that reports the correct resolution, rather than patching each piece of SW to ignore the FW-reported resolution? Or, if this is caused by incorrect EDID in the Pi Top, then fix the EDID EEPROM on that.

Perhaps there are other use-cases for using a non-default resolution, but to support that, you'd need to make a call into the FW to request and configure that non-default resolution, not just ignore what resolution the FW programmed.
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