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SubjectRe: Thunderbolt DP oddity on v5.2.9 on iMac 12,2
On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 08:54:02PM +0800, Brad Campbell wrote:
> On 3/9/19 7:55 pm, Mika Westerberg wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 07:11:32PM +0800, Brad Campbell wrote:
> >
> > I think the problem is that for some reason, probably because this is
> > first generation hardware with all the bugs included, you cannot read
> > the second dword from DP adapter path config space (you can write it
> > though).
> >
> > I've updated the patch so that it reads only the first dword when it
> > discovers paths and also when it disables them. Can you try it out and
> > see if it makes a difference? This should also get rid of the warnings
> > you get.
> >
> It would seem so. Now I get 3 heads on a cold or warm boot and no warnings
> in the log, so it looks like that did the job. I've attached the dmesg from
> the last cold boot for reference.

Great, thanks for checking. I will create a proper patch and submit
upstream hopefully later this week or early next.

> I forgot to mention I did try the chained monitors over the weekend, but
> that resulted in some carnage (corrupted displays and some form of hard lock
> when starting X). I've not had a chance to get netconsole configured up to
> catch any wreckage when it explodes as it didn't leave anything on disk.
> I will do that in the next couple of days just for completeness.

Yeah, it would be interesting to see where it blows up. From graphics
perspective the two cases should not make any difference.

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