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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 17/25] dt-bindings: panel: Add Bananapi S070WV20-CT16 ICN6211 MIPI-DSI to RGB bridge
On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 2:45 PM Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@samsung.com> wrote:
>
> On 31.10.2018 09:58, Chen-Yu Tsai wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 4:53 PM Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@samsung.com> wrote:
> >> On 26.10.2018 16:43, Jagan Teki wrote:
> >>> Bananapi S070WV20-CT16 ICN6211 is 800x480, 4-lane MIPI-DSI to RGB
> >>> bridge panel, which is available on same PCB with 24-bit RGB interface.
> >>>
> >>> So, this patch adds DSI specific binding details on existing
> >>> dt-bindings file.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Jagan Teki <jagan@amarulasolutions.com>
> >>> ---
> >>> Changes for v3:
> >>> - Use existing binding doc and update dsi details
> >>> Changes for v2:
> >>> - none
> >>>
> >>> .../display/panel/bananapi,s070wv20-ct16.txt | 31 +++++++++++++++++--
> >>> 1 file changed, 29 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >>>
> >>> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/display/panel/bananapi,s070wv20-ct16.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/display/panel/bananapi,s070wv20-ct16.txt
> >>> index 35bc0c839f49..b7855dc7c66f 100644
> >>> --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/display/panel/bananapi,s070wv20-ct16.txt
> >>> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/display/panel/bananapi,s070wv20-ct16.txt
> >>> @@ -1,12 +1,39 @@
> >>> Banana Pi 7" (S070WV20-CT16) TFT LCD Panel
> >>>
> >>> +S070WV20-CT16 is 7" 800x480 panel connected through a 24-bit RGB interface.
> >>> +
> >>> +Depending on the variant, the PCB attached to the panel module either
> >>> +supports DSI, or DSI + 24-bit RGB. DSI is converted to 24-bit RGB via
> >>> +an onboard ICN6211 MIPI DSI - RGB bridge chip, then fed to the panel
> >>> +itself
> >> As I understand this is display board, which contains 'pure' RGB panel
> >> S070WV20-CT16 and optionally ICN6211 DSI->RGB bridge.
> >> These are separate devices, just connected by vendor to simplify its
> >> assembly. Why don't you create then bridge driver for ICN6211 and RGB
> >> panel driver for S070WV20-CT16 - it looks more generic.
> >> Then you can describe both in dts and voila.
> >> Creating drivers for every combo of devices (panel + bridge), just
> >> because some vendor sells them together seems incorrect - we have
> >> devicetree for it.
> > Rob suggested this, and also the opposite: using the same
> > "bananapi,s070wv20-ct16"
> > compatible string for both types of connections, and have the driver deal with
> > detecting the bus type.
> >
> > The thing about the bridge chip is that there's no available datasheet that
> > describes all the parts of the init sequence, in fact none at all. I managed
> > to work out some bits, but the others remain a mystery and must be hard-coded
> > to match the panel. That would work against having a generic bridge driver.
>
>
> But it is common for many chips - 1st version of the driver is developed
> on one platform and it supports only one configuration, if next platform
> with the same cheap appears the driver is augmented if necessary.

At-least few of the commands from panel initialization code, the
respective opcode data values are based on panel timings and even
clock value is different in DSI. I think it look hard to try bridge
driver for these restrictions, do you have any suggestions?

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