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Date:	Tue, 6 Oct 2015 15:01:36 -0300
From:	Fabio Estevam <>
To:	Russell King <>
	DRI mailing list <>,
	linux-kernel <>,
	Fabio Estevam <>,
	Yakir Yang <>,
	Andy Yan <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 11/12] drm: bridge/dw_hdmi: add connector mode forcing

On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 1:04 PM, Russell King
<> wrote:
> When connected to HDMI sources, some DVI monitors de-assert their HPD
> signal and TDMS loads for one seconds every four seconds when there is
> no signal present on the connection.
> Unfortunately, this behaviour is indistinguishable from a proper HDMI
> setup with an AV receiver in the path to the display: the HDMI spec
> requires us to detect HPD deassertions as short as 100ms, which indicate
> that the EDID has changed.
> Since it is possible to connect a DVI monitor to an AV receiver and then
> to a HDMI source, merely working around this by detecting the lack of
> HDMI vendor block in the EDID is insufficient - the AV receiver is at
> liberty to modify the EDID as it sees fit, and it will place its own
> parameters into the EDID including the HDMI vendor block.
> DRM has support for forcing the state of a connector, which we should
> implement to allow us to work around these broken DVI monitors - we can
> tell DRM to force the connection state to indicate that there is always
> a device connected to work around this problem.  Although this requires
> manual configuration, it is better than nothing at all.
> When a forced connection state has been set, there is no point handling
> our RXSENSE interrupts, so disable them in this circumstance.
> Signed-off-by: Russell King <>

Reviewed-by: Fabio
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