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Date:	Thu, 03 Feb 2011 17:05:54 -0800
From:	Keith Packard <keithp@...thp.com>
To:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Dave Airlie <airlied@...il.com>
Cc:	Carlos Mafra <crmafra2@...il.com>,
	Dave Airlie <airlied@...hat.com>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...k.pl>, Takashi Iwai <tiwai@...e.de>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Maciej Rutecki <maciej.rutecki@...il.com>,
	Florian Mickler <florian@...kler.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Kernel Testers List <kernel-testers@...r.kernel.org>,
	Network Development <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux ACPI <linux-acpi@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux PM List <linux-pm@...ts.linux-foundation.org>,
	Linux SCSI List <linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux Wireless List <linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org>,
	DRI <dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org>
Subject: Re: 2.6.38-rc3-git1: Reported regressions 2.6.36 -> 2.6.37

On Thu, 3 Feb 2011 16:30:56 -0800, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM, Dave Airlie <airlied@...il.com> wrote:
> >
> > If we are setting a mode on a connector it automatically will end up
> > in a DPMS on state,
> > so this seemed correct from what I can see.
> 
> The more I look at that function, the more I disagree with you and
> with that patch.
> 
> The code is just crazy.
> 
> First off, it isn't even necessarily setting a mode to begin with,
> because as far as I can tell. If the mode doesn't change, neither
> mode_changed nor fb_changed will be true, afaik. There seems to be a
> fair amount of code there explicitly to avoid changing modes if not
> necessary.
> 
> But even _if_ we are setting a mode, if I read the code correctly, the
> mode may be set to NULL - which seems to mean "turn it off". In which
> case it looks to me that drm_helper_disable_unused_functions() will
> actually do a
> 
>    (*crtc_funcs->dpms)(crtc, DRM_MODE_DPMS_OFF);
> 
> call on the crtc in question. So then blindly just saying "it's mode
> DRM_MODE_DPMS_ON" afterwards looks rather bogus to me.
> 
> _Maybe_ it would work if it was done before that whole
> "disable_unused" logic. Or maybe it should just be done in
> drm_crtc_helper_set_mode(), which is what actually sets the mode (but
> there's the 'fb_changed' case too)
> 
> > A future mode set shouldn't ever not turn the connector on, since
> > modesetting is an implicit
> > DPMS,
> >
> > It sounds like something more subtle than that, though I'm happy to
> > revert this for now, and let Keith
> > think about it a bit more.
> 
> So I haven't heard anything from Keith. Keith? Just revert it? Or do
> you have a patch for people to try?

The goal is to make it so that when you *do* set a mode, DPMS gets set
to ON (as the monitor will actually be "on" at that point). Here's a
patch which does the DPMS_ON precisely when setting a mode.

Dave thinks we should instead force dpms to match crtc->enabled, I'd
rather have dpms get set when we know the hardware has been changed.

(note, this patch compiles, but is otherwise only lightly tested).

From 38507bb3a67441425e11085d17d727f3b230f927 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Keith Packard <keithp@...thp.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011 16:57:28 -0800
Subject: [PATCH] drm: Only set DPMS ON when actually configuring a mode

In drm_crtc_helper_set_config, instead of always forcing all outputs
to DRM_MODE_DPMS_ON, only set them if the CRTC is actually getting a
mode set, as any mode set will turn all outputs on.

Signed-off-by: Keith Packard <keithp@...thp.com>
---
 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc_helper.c |   12 ++++++------
 1 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc_helper.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc_helper.c
index 952b3d4..17459ee 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc_helper.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_crtc_helper.c
@@ -665,6 +665,12 @@ int drm_crtc_helper_set_config(struct drm_mode_set *set)
 				ret = -EINVAL;
 				goto fail;
 			}
+			DRM_DEBUG_KMS("Setting connector DPMS state to on\n");
+			for (i = 0; i < set->num_connectors; i++) {
+				DRM_DEBUG_KMS("\t[CONNECTOR:%d:%s] set DPMS on\n", set->connectors[i]->base.id,
+					      drm_get_connector_name(set->connectors[i]));
+				set->connectors[i]->dpms = DRM_MODE_DPMS_ON;
+			}
 		}
 		drm_helper_disable_unused_functions(dev);
 	} else if (fb_changed) {
@@ -681,12 +687,6 @@ int drm_crtc_helper_set_config(struct drm_mode_set *set)
 			goto fail;
 		}
 	}
-	DRM_DEBUG_KMS("Setting connector DPMS state to on\n");
-	for (i = 0; i < set->num_connectors; i++) {
-		DRM_DEBUG_KMS("\t[CONNECTOR:%d:%s] set DPMS on\n", set->connectors[i]->base.id,
-			      drm_get_connector_name(set->connectors[i]));
-		set->connectors[i]->dpms = DRM_MODE_DPMS_ON;
-	}
 
 	kfree(save_connectors);
 	kfree(save_encoders);
-- 
1.7.2.3

-- 
keith.packard@...el.com

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