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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 16/19] drm/sun4i: backend: Assign the pipes automatically
On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 10:22:54AM +0800, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 6:35 PM, Maxime Ripard
> <> wrote:
> > Since we now have a way to enforce the zpos, check for the number of alpha
> > planes, the only missing part is to assign our pipe automatically instead
> > of hardcoding it.
> >
> > The algorithm is quite simple, but requires two iterations over the list of
> > planes.
> >
> > In the first one (which is the same one that we've had to check for alpha,
> > the frontend usage, and so on), we order the planes by their zpos.
> >
> > We can then do a second iteration over that array by ascending zpos
> > starting with the pipe 0. When and if we encounter our alpha plane, we put
> > it and all the other subsequent planes in the second pipe.
> >
> > And since we have runtime checks and pipe assignments now, we can just
> > remove the static declaration of the planes we used to have.
> It would be slightly better if you could split this out into a separate
> patch. It's not immediately obvious to others that the changes to
> sun4i_layer.c are self-contained, while the change to sun4i_layer.h
> is part of the new pipeline tracking thing. Plus I think the way you
> structured everything means it won't break if you split it out.

You're right, I'll split this patch and resend it. I've pushed the
patches 9-15 to drm-misc, with your suggestions when you had some.


Maxime Ripard, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
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