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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] dt-bindings: display: panel: document panel-id
On Mon, Dec 9, 2019 at 7:31 AM Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org> wrote:
>
> On Sun, Dec 8, 2019 at 3:24 PM Rob Clark <robdclark@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Sun, Dec 8, 2019 at 10:28 AM Laurent Pinchart
> > <laurent.pinchart@ideasonboard.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Rob,
> > >
> > > On Sun, Dec 08, 2019 at 08:50:32AM -0800, Rob Clark wrote:
> > > > On Sun, Dec 8, 2019 at 6:45 AM Laurent Pinchart wrote:
> > > > > On Sat, Dec 07, 2019 at 12:35:50PM -0800, Rob Clark wrote:
> > > > > > From: Rob Clark <robdclark@chromium.org>
> > > > > >
> > > > > > For devices that have one of several possible panels installed, the
> > > > > > panel-id property gives firmware a generic way to locate and enable the
> > > > > > panel node corresponding to the installed panel. Example of how to use
> > > > > > this property:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ivo_panel {
> > > > > > compatible = "ivo,m133nwf4-r0";
> > > > > > panel-id = <0xc5>;
> > > > > > status = "disabled";
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ports {
> > > > > > port {
> > > > > > ivo_panel_in_edp: endpoint {
> > > > > > remote-endpoint = <&sn65dsi86_out_ivo>;
> > > > > > };
> > > > > > };
> > > > > > };
> > > > > > };
> > > > > >
> > > > > > boe_panel {
> > > > > > compatible = "boe,nv133fhm-n61";
> > > > > > panel-id = <0xc4>;
> > > > > > status = "disabled";
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ports {
> > > > > > port {
> > > > > > boe_panel_in_edp: endpoint {
> > > > > > remote-endpoint = <&sn65dsi86_out_boe>;
> > > > > > };
> > > > > > };
> > > > > > };
> > > > > > };
> > > > > >
> > > > > > sn65dsi86: bridge@2c {
> > > > > > compatible = "ti,sn65dsi86";
> > > > > >
> > > > > > ports {
> > > > > > #address-cells = <1>;
> > > > > > #size-cells = <0>;
> > > > > >
> > > > > > port@0 {
> > > > > > reg = <0>;
> > > > > > sn65dsi86_in_a: endpoint {
> > > > > > remote-endpoint = <&dsi0_out>;
> > > > > > };
> > > > > > };
> > > > > >
> > > > > > port@1 {
> > > > > > reg = <1>;
> > > > > >
> > > > > > sn65dsi86_out_boe: endpoint@c4 {
> > > > > > remote-endpoint = <&boe_panel_in_edp>;
> > > > > > };
> > > > > >
> > > > > > sn65dsi86_out_ivo: endpoint@c5 {
> > > > > > remote-endpoint = <&ivo_panel_in_edp>;
> > > > > > };
> > > > > > };
> > > > > > };
> > > > > > };
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Signed-off-by: Rob Clark <robdclark@chromium.org>
> > > > > > ---
> > > > > > .../bindings/display/panel/panel-common.yaml | 26 +++++++++++++++++++
> > > > > > 1 file changed, 26 insertions(+)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/display/panel/panel-common.yaml b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/display/panel/panel-common.yaml
> > > > > > index ef8d8cdfcede..6113319b91dd 100644
> > > > > > --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/display/panel/panel-common.yaml
> > > > > > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/display/panel/panel-common.yaml
> > > > > > @@ -75,6 +75,32 @@ properties:
> > > > > > in the device graph bindings defined in
> > > > > > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/graph.txt.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > + panel-id:
> > > > > > + description:
> > > > > > + To support the case where one of several different panels can be installed
> > > > > > + on a device, the panel-id property can be used by the firmware to identify
> > > > > > + which panel should have it's status changed to "ok". This property is not
> > > > > > + used by the HLOS itself.
> > > > >
> > > > > If your firmware can modify the status property of a panel, it can also
> > > > > add DT nodes. As discussed before, I don't think this belongs to DT.
> > > > > Even if panel-id isn't used by the operating system, you have Linux
> > > > > kernel patches in this series that show that this isn't transparent.
> > > >
> > > > I've already explained several times why this is not feasible. It
> > > > would require DtbLoader to be familiar with each individual device,
> > > > and be rev'd every time a new device appears. That is not practical
> > > > at all.
> > > >
> > > > (And fwiw, the ACPI tables describe each panel.. with an ACPI method
> > > > that is passed the the panel-id and returns the appropriate table..
> > > > since DT doesn't have methods, this is the solution.)
> > > >
> > > > I stand by this patch, we can't keep running away from this problem
> > > > and wave the magic firmware wand.
> > >
> > > I believe in firmware solutions more than firmware magic wands :-)
> > >
> >
> > and with that in mind, I think I've come up with a firmware solution,
> > in the form of dtb overlays :-)
> >
> > I've managed to get DtbLoader to find and load a panel overlay based
> > on the panel-id it reads, which drops all patches in the patchset
> > except the last one, which now has this delta:
>
> This looks good to me. The only slight concern I have with it is
> making the overlay filename an ABI. I don't have a better suggestion
> though. How would this work for other vendors or the same panel ID
> (for different panels) used on different platforms? For different
> vendors at least, I guess dtbloader gets the base dtb path somehow and
> the overlay's are relative to that?

Not sure if "different vendors" in this context means different
OEMs/ODMs, or different SoC's? This solution is snapdragon specific..
and in this case the panel id seems to be a flat namespace (I don't
see re-use for different panels). But in DtbLoader I attempt loading
a device specific path first, just in case. In particular the paths
DtbLoader uses (for dtb and panel overlay) are (where
$SysVendor/$ProductName/$BoardName come from SMBIOS tables and
$PanelId comes from a qcom specific UEFIDisplayInfo variable)
described below:

It tries to load dtb from (in order, paths relative to
EFI system partition where DtbLoader is installed):

1) \dtb\$SysVendor\$ProductName-$BoardName.dtb
2) \dtb\$SysVendor\$ProductName.dtb

and panel overlay dtb from:

1) \dtb\$SysVendor\$ProductName-$BoardName-panel-$PanelId.dtb
2) \dtb\$SysVendor\$ProductName-panel-$PanelId.dtb
3) \dtb\panels\panel-$PanelId.dtb

We are already using different dtb names for the main dtb compared to
what the kernel uses. Which isn't great. At some point we might want
to add SysVendor/ProductName/BoardName fields in the dtb so we could
automate renaming and stuffing the dtb's into the correct layout.

> > ---------
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/Makefile
> > b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/Makefile
> > index 6498a1ec893f..1a61e8da2521 100644
> > --- a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/Makefile
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/Makefile
> > @@ -1,4 +1,5 @@
> > # SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> > +subdir-y += panels
> > dtb-$(CONFIG_ARCH_QCOM) += apq8016-sbc.dtb
> > dtb-$(CONFIG_ARCH_QCOM) += apq8096-db820c.dtb
> > dtb-$(CONFIG_ARCH_QCOM) += ipq8074-hk01.dtb
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/panels/Makefile
> > b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/panels/Makefile
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 000000000000..dbf55f423555
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/panels/Makefile
> > @@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
> > +# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0
> > +dtb-$(CONFIG_ARCH_QCOM) += panel-c4.dtb
> > +dtb-$(CONFIG_ARCH_QCOM) += panel-c5.dtb
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/panels/panel-c4.dts
> > b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/panels/panel-c4.dts
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 000000000000..ebcf65419dad
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/panels/panel-c4.dts
> > @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
> > +// SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
> > +/*
> > + * Panel overlay for panel-id 0xc4
> > + *
> > + * Copyright (c) 2019, Linaro Ltd.
> > + */
> > +
> > +/dts-v1/;
> > +/plugin/;
> > +/ {
> > + fragment@0 {
> > + target-path = "/panel";
> > + __overlay__ {
> > + compatible = "boe,nv133fhm-n61";
> > + };
> > + };
> > +};
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/panels/panel-c5.dts
> > b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/panels/panel-c5.dts
> > new file mode 100644
> > index 000000000000..0ad5bb6003e3
> > --- /dev/null
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/panels/panel-c5.dts
> > @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@
> > +// SPDX-License-Identifier: BSD-3-Clause
> > +/*
> > + * Panel overlay for panel-id 0xc5
> > + *
> > + * Copyright (c) 2019, Linaro Ltd.
> > + */
> > +
> > +/dts-v1/;
> > +/plugin/;
> > +/ {
> > + fragment@0 {
> > + target-path = "/panel";
> > + __overlay__ {
> > + compatible = "ivo,m133nwf4-r0";
> > + };
> > + };
> > +};
> > diff --git a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/sdm850-lenovo-yoga-c630.dts
> > b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/sdm850-lenovo-yoga-c630.dts
> > index c35d8099d8eb..92c76afb721c 100644
> > --- a/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/sdm850-lenovo-yoga-c630.dts
> > +++ b/arch/arm64/boot/dts/qcom/sdm850-lenovo-yoga-c630.dts
> > @@ -22,11 +22,13 @@
> > hsuart0 = &uart6;
> > };
> >
> > + /*
> > + * stub node which defines how panel is connected to bridge, which
> > + * will be updated by panel specific overlay
> > + */
> > panel {
> > - compatible = "ivo,m133nwf4-r0";
> > power-supply = <&vlcm_3v3>;
> > no-hpd;
> > -
> > ports {
> > port {
> > panel_in_edp: endpoint {
> > ---------
> >
> > Side note, try as I might, I couldn't get the 'target = <&phandle>'
> > approach to work in the overlays, so I ended up going with target-path
> > instead. From digging thru the fdt_overlay code, I *think* it is
> > because I end up w/ an overlay dtb without symbols. In the end, I
> > guess target-path works just as well.
>
> It's the base dtb that needs the symbols I think.
>
> BTW, to answer the question on #dri-devel, if you wanted to put the
> full panel into an overlay, the way to solve the problem of having
> bridge specific knowledge is defining a connector node. That should
> provide enough abstraction. Presumably the connector is actually the
> same across panels in this situation, so that should match up with the
> actual h/w. It could be possible to have a different physical
> connector populated for each possible panel, but hopefully that's not
> the common case.
>

ok, I'm not too familiar with this connector node thing. I think in
the end, it is really just the compatible string that differs (ie.
power-supply, etc would all be the same for each possible panel). But
it might be worth trying this connector node thing

BR,
-R

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