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Date:   Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:27:39 +0100
From:   "H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns@...delico.com>
To:     Pali Rohár <pali.rohar@...il.com>
Cc:     Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@...il.com>,
        Sebastian Reichel <sre@...nel.org>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Benoît Cousson <bcousson@...libre.com>,
        Tony Lindgren <tony@...mide.com>,
        Russell King <linux@...linux.org.uk>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Michael Welling <mwelling@...e.org>,
        Mika Penttilä <mika.penttila@...tfour.com>,
        Javier Martinez Canillas <javier@....samsung.com>,
        Igor Grinberg <grinberg@...pulab.co.il>,
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        Jonathan Cameron <jic23@...nel.org>,
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        Michel Verlaan <michel.verl@...il.com>,
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        Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>,
        Andrey Gelman <andrey.gelman@...pulab.co.il>,
        Haibo Chen <haibo.chen@...escale.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v9 1/8] drivers:input:tsc2007: add new common binding names, pre-calibration, flipping and rotation


> Am 20.02.2017 um 22:08 schrieb Pali Rohár <pali.rohar@...il.com>:
> 
> On Monday 20 February 2017 20:42:15 Pali Rohár wrote:
>> Hi Nikolaus!
>> 
>> On Monday 20 February 2017 17:50:04 H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>>> Hi Dmitry,
>>> 
>>>> Input driver may set resolution for given axis in units per mm
>>>> (or units per radian for rotational axis ABS_RX, ABS_RY,
>>>> ABS_RZ), and if you check the binding, you can use
>>>> "touchscreen-x-mm" and "touchscreen-y-mm" to specify the size of
>>>> entire touch surface and set resolution from it so that
>>>> userspace can calculate the proper scaling factor.
>>> 
>>> How is this information exposed by the kernel to user-space? By
>>> scanning the DT file or tree?
>> 
>> Set input_abs_set_res() from kernel. And in userspace call EVIOCGABS
>> ioctl() on input device. Look at struct input_absinfo, you should
>> have all needed information here. This is generic input interface,
>> no DT is needed.
> 
> Looking at kernel code... via EVIOCSABS ioctl() you can even set
> resolution from userspace for specified input device.
> 
> So this could be potentially used for calibrating input device from
> userspace? (In case DT data will not fully match current HW)
> 
>> I hope that XServer is already using it for evdev devices...
>> 
>> For whole implementation look at evtest program. That should be good
>> starting point for your userspace implementation.
>> 
>> While I'm watching this discussion... in my opinion kernel should
>> just invert input axes (when needed)

It is questionable why it should do that at all then.

User-Space can also easily do it. Either the driver should provide raw
data only or if it does pre-processing (scaling by +/-1), why exclude
pre-scaling by other factors?

>> and should not do any other
>> normalization or integer/floating-point
>> re-calibration/re-calculation. If it correctly exports minimum
>> value, maximum value and resolution then userspace can correctly
>> re-scale input events to units which userspace needs (e.g. mapping
>> into LCD screen pixels or whatever is needed).
> 
> --
> Pali Rohár
> pali.rohar@...il.com


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