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SubjectRe: [PATCH 24/33] Revert "backlight/fbcon: Add FB_EVENT_CONBLANK"
On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 03:09:29PM +0100, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 11:02:55AM +0200, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> > This reverts commit 994efacdf9a087b52f71e620b58dfa526b0cf928.
> >
> > The justification is that if hw blanking fails (i.e. fbops->fb_blank)
> > fails, then we still want to shut down the backlight. Which is exactly
> > _not_ what fb_blank() does and so rather inconsistent if we end up
> > with different behaviour between fbcon and direct fbdev usage. Given
> > that the entire notifier maze is getting in the way anyway I figured
> > it's simplest to revert this not well justified commit.
> >
> > v2: Add static inline to the dummy version.
> >
> > Cc: Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net>
> > Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@intel.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
> > Reviewed-by: Maarten Lankhorst <maarten.lankhorst@linux.intel.com>
> > Cc: Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
> > Cc: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>
> > Cc: Jingoo Han <jingoohan1@gmail.com>
> > Cc: Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz <b.zolnierkie@samsung.com>
> > Cc: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch>
> > Cc: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>
> > Cc: Yisheng Xie <ysxie@foxmail.com>
> > Cc: linux-fbdev@vger.kernel.org
>
> This was the main patch where I wanted the bigger picture ;-) and TBH
> I'm still in two minds here. I don't personally view fbcon as
> inconsistent, more that, as an in-kernel service it might have to do
> more that something more complicated than freak out and let userspace
> decide what to do next.

I think the story is even worse, at least for drm-based drivers:

- We have the fbcon code here, which did something slightly different than
fbdev modesets called through /dev/fb*.

- For most x86 drivers the expectations is that userspace handles the
backlight over modesets (enabling/disabling as needed), and the rules
for which backlight to pick extremely arcane: There's no link in sysfs
or anywhere else from a drm connector to the corresponding backlight
device.

- But some other drivers, mostly on the soc side, handle backlight
enabling/disabling themselves, as part of the usual drm modeset
sequence. And I suspect that at least some drm userspace more geared
towards userspace doesn't bother handling the backlight on its own.

I don't have any plan yet how to get us out of this whole, but figured
this patch here should at least simplifiy things a bit.

Just fyi a bit more context here, I think there's more work to do :-/
-Daniel

> However... since I'm struggling to make up my mind, I can't think of
> many products that would ship reliant exclusively on fbcon *and* this
> patch is more about fbcon than backlight then I figure that, from a
> backlight perspective:
>
> Acked-by: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>
>
>
> Daniel.
>
>
> > ---
> > drivers/video/backlight/backlight.c | 2 +-
> > drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbcon.c | 14 +-------------
> > drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c | 1 +
> > include/linux/fb.h | 4 +---
> > include/linux/fbcon.h | 2 ++
> > 5 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 17 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/video/backlight/backlight.c b/drivers/video/backlight/backlight.c
> > index 1ef8b6fd62ac..5dc07106a59e 100644
> > --- a/drivers/video/backlight/backlight.c
> > +++ b/drivers/video/backlight/backlight.c
> > @@ -47,7 +47,7 @@ static int fb_notifier_callback(struct notifier_block *self,
> > int fb_blank = 0;
> >
> > /* If we aren't interested in this event, skip it immediately ... */
> > - if (event != FB_EVENT_BLANK && event != FB_EVENT_CONBLANK)
> > + if (event != FB_EVENT_BLANK)
> > return 0;
> >
> > bd = container_of(self, struct backlight_device, fb_notif);
> > diff --git a/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbcon.c b/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbcon.c
> > index ef69bd4ad343..a4617067ff24 100644
> > --- a/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbcon.c
> > +++ b/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbcon.c
> > @@ -2350,8 +2350,6 @@ static int fbcon_switch(struct vc_data *vc)
> > static void fbcon_generic_blank(struct vc_data *vc, struct fb_info *info,
> > int blank)
> > {
> > - struct fb_event event;
> > -
> > if (blank) {
> > unsigned short charmask = vc->vc_hi_font_mask ?
> > 0x1ff : 0xff;
> > @@ -2362,13 +2360,6 @@ static void fbcon_generic_blank(struct vc_data *vc, struct fb_info *info,
> > fbcon_clear(vc, 0, 0, vc->vc_rows, vc->vc_cols);
> > vc->vc_video_erase_char = oldc;
> > }
> > -
> > -
> > - lock_fb_info(info);
> > - event.info = info;
> > - event.data = &blank;
> > - fb_notifier_call_chain(FB_EVENT_CONBLANK, &event);
> > - unlock_fb_info(info);
> > }
> >
> > static int fbcon_blank(struct vc_data *vc, int blank, int mode_switch)
> > @@ -3240,7 +3231,7 @@ int fbcon_fb_registered(struct fb_info *info)
> > return ret;
> > }
> >
> > -static void fbcon_fb_blanked(struct fb_info *info, int blank)
> > +void fbcon_fb_blanked(struct fb_info *info, int blank)
> > {
> > struct fbcon_ops *ops = info->fbcon_par;
> > struct vc_data *vc;
> > @@ -3344,9 +3335,6 @@ static int fbcon_event_notify(struct notifier_block *self,
> > con2fb = event->data;
> > con2fb->framebuffer = con2fb_map[con2fb->console - 1];
> > break;
> > - case FB_EVENT_BLANK:
> > - fbcon_fb_blanked(info, *(int *)event->data);
> > - break;
> > case FB_EVENT_REMAP_ALL_CONSOLE:
> > idx = info->node;
> > fbcon_remap_all(idx);
> > diff --git a/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c b/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c
> > index ddc0c16b8bbf..9366fbe99a58 100644
> > --- a/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c
> > +++ b/drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.c
> > @@ -1068,6 +1068,7 @@ fb_blank(struct fb_info *info, int blank)
> > event.data = &blank;
> >
> > early_ret = fb_notifier_call_chain(FB_EARLY_EVENT_BLANK, &event);
> > + fbcon_fb_blanked(info, blank);
> >
> > if (info->fbops->fb_blank)
> > ret = info->fbops->fb_blank(blank, info);
> > diff --git a/include/linux/fb.h b/include/linux/fb.h
> > index 0d86aa31bf8d..1e66fac3124f 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/fb.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/fb.h
> > @@ -137,12 +137,10 @@ struct fb_cursor_user {
> > #define FB_EVENT_GET_CONSOLE_MAP 0x07
> > /* CONSOLE-SPECIFIC: set console to framebuffer mapping */
> > #define FB_EVENT_SET_CONSOLE_MAP 0x08
> > -/* A hardware display blank change occurred */
> > +/* A display blank is requested */
> > #define FB_EVENT_BLANK 0x09
> > /* Private modelist is to be replaced */
> > #define FB_EVENT_MODE_CHANGE_ALL 0x0B
> > -/* A software display blank change occurred */
> > -#define FB_EVENT_CONBLANK 0x0C
> > /* CONSOLE-SPECIFIC: remap all consoles to new fb - for vga_switcheroo */
> > #define FB_EVENT_REMAP_ALL_CONSOLE 0x0F
> > /* A hardware display blank early change occurred */
> > diff --git a/include/linux/fbcon.h b/include/linux/fbcon.h
> > index 305e4f2eddac..d67d7ec51ef9 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/fbcon.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/fbcon.h
> > @@ -14,6 +14,7 @@ int fbcon_mode_deleted(struct fb_info *info,
> > void fbcon_new_modelist(struct fb_info *info);
> > void fbcon_get_requirement(struct fb_info *info,
> > struct fb_blit_caps *caps);
> > +void fbcon_fb_blanked(struct fb_info *info, int blank);
> > #else
> > static inline void fb_console_init(void) {}
> > static inline void fb_console_exit(void) {}
> > @@ -27,6 +28,7 @@ static inline int fbcon_mode_deleted(struct fb_info *info,
> > static inline void fbcon_new_modelist(struct fb_info *info) {}
> > static inline void fbcon_get_requirement(struct fb_info *info,
> > struct fb_blit_caps *caps) {}
> > +static inline void fbcon_fb_blanked(struct fb_info *info, int blank) {}
> > #endif
> >
> > #endif /* _LINUX_FBCON_H */
> > --
> > 2.20.1
> >

--
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
http://blog.ffwll.ch

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