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Date:	Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:39:51 +0100
From:	Daniel Vetter <>
To:	Chris Wilson <>,
	Daniel Vetter <>,
	Sagar Arun Kamble <>,
	Alex Deucher <>,
	Intel Graphics Development <>,
	LKML <>,
	Maling list - DRI developers 
Subject: Re: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH v3 1/1] drm/i915: Enabling 128x128 and 256x256
 ARGB Cursor Support

On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Daniel Vetter <> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM, Chris Wilson <> wrote:
>>> > The cap exposes the max cursor size. Knowing our hardware we can infer
>>> > that pot sizes from 64 to max are supported, but it would be better if
>>> > we did expose that information through the cap as well.
>>> I think the right approach here is to expose this through the
>>> cursor-as-real-plane interface, which kinda has this already. On top
>>> of that we can then add a few fourcc enumerations of the fixed rgba
>>> cursor layouts like 64x64, 128x128, ... This helps if the plane is a
>>> general one with very high limits, but also with special support for
>>> cursor formats.
>>> If anyone wants to go crazy we could then also add new fourccs for all
>>> the other cursor layouts - atm only rgba with fixed dimensions can be
>>> support with the current cursor ioctl.
>>> So reviewing the overall situation I actually _don't_ want a new
>>> cap/ioctl/prop here just for now. As long as we need to go with intel
>>> specific hacks userspace might as well probe things manually and act
>>> upon the -EINVAL.
>> Adding the cap allows existing userspace to dtrt...
> 1. Move cursor off-screen.
> 2. Check desired cursor layout with set_cursor.
> 3. Pick real cursor, set it.
> Or
> 1. Use set_cursor on disabled crtc.
> Both aren't pretty, but that ugly should help to move
> cursors-as-real-planes forward ;-)

I stand corrected, there's now a cursor size cap in the drm-next
branch (which is included in -nightly), so we need support this and
also make sure it works correctly in the igt.
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
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