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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/1] [RFC] drm/fourcc: Add new unsigned R16_UINT/RG1616_UINT formats
On Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 at 16:46, Dennis Tsiang <dennis.tsiang@arm.com> wrote:

> Thanks for your comments. This is not intended to be used for KMS, where
> indeed there would be no difference. This proposal is for other Graphics
> APIs such as Vulkan, which requires the application to be explicit
> upfront about how they will interpret the data, whether that be UNORM,
> UINT .etc. We want to be able to import dma_bufs which create a VkImage
> with a "_UINT" VkFormat. However there is currently no explicit mapping
> between the DRM fourccs + modifiers combos to "_UINT" VkFormats. One
> solution is to encode that into the fourccs, which is what this RFC is
> proposing.

As a general comment, I don't think it's reasonable to encode all of the
VkFormat information inside DRM FourCC. For instance, VkFormat has SRGB/UNORM
variants which describe whether pixel values are electrical or optical
(IOW, EOTF-encoded or not). Moreover, other APIs may encode different
information in their format enums.

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