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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] drm/sun4i: Handle DRM_MODE_FLAG_**SYNC_POSITIVE correctly
Hi,

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018 at 04:55:54PM +0100, Giulio Benetti wrote:
> > > > > It behaves the same way as A20, so as I mean IO polarity,
> > > > > all signals(except D0-D23), are inverted.
> > > > > For A33 I've used A33-OLinuXino.
> > > > > For A20 our LiNova1.
> > > >
> > > > Indeed, HSYNC and VSYNC look inverted.
> > >
> > > Yes, so they should be inverted inside the driver.
> >
> > Yep. And the LCD panels used on our boards as well in order to avoid
> > any breakages.
>
> Can you provide a list?
> Or is there a way I can find it on my own?
> I can create a whole patch-set providing this too on panel-simple.c
> Ok?

Grepping through the DT, it seems like there's only the A13 q8 tablet
and the SinA33. The former uses simple-panel, the latter a custom
panel driver.

> > > A little out of thread but:
> > > I'd like to send one for u-boot too,
> > > but this means also to modify every sunxi "sync:3" to "sync:0" and
> > > vice-versa.
> > >
> > > What do you think?
> >
> > That it's going to be a nightmare... We've advertised since the very
> > beginning something, and we're about to break it. I'm not sure we want
> > to do that.
>
> I can take care about that.
> But I also think that a lot of displays work because they use only DE-mode,
> almost ignoring HSync and VSync signals(HV-mode).
>
> In any case I have to produce these patches because of my company's board
> based on A20 and A33, and modify defconfig according to it.
> The only technical nightmare I see is to produce a commit for every
> defconfig to be modified and copy-paste che commit-log substituing board
> name(1-2 days of work).
> Problem is testing, but we're speaking about something that probably was
> badly working, but you couldn't see it on display.
> So I think this is only an improvement at the end.

It really is a separate discussion, but you would also need to fix all
the environments everywhere, which is simply not feasible.

Maxime

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Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
http://free-electrons.com
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