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Date:   Tue, 28 May 2019 19:32:14 -0600
From:   Jeffrey Hugo <>
To:     Brian Masney <>
Cc:     Linus Walleij <>,
        Sean Paul <>, Rob Herring <>,
        Jonathan Marek <>,
        Dave Airlie <>,
        MSM <>,
        "" <>,
        "open list:DRM PANEL DRIVERS" <>,
        Rob Clark <>,
        Daniel Vetter <>,
Subject: Re: [Freedreno] [PATCH RFC v2 0/6] ARM: qcom: initial Nexus 5 display support

On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 7:17 PM Brian Masney <> wrote:
> On Tue, May 28, 2019 at 03:46:14PM +0200, Linus Walleij wrote:
> > On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 4:04 AM Brian Masney <> wrote:
> >
> > > Here is a patch series that adds initial display support for the LG
> > > Nexus 5 (hammerhead) phone. It's not fully working so that's why some
> > > of these patches are RFC until we can get it fully working.
> > >
> > > The phones boots into terminal mode, however there is a several second
> > > (or more) delay when writing to tty1 compared to when the changes are
> > > actually shown on the screen. The following errors are in dmesg:
> >
> > I tested to apply patches 2-6 and got the console up on the phone as well.
> > I see the same timouts, and I also notice the update is slow in the
> > display, as if the DSI panel was running in low power (LP) mode.
> >
> > Was booting this to do some other work, but happy to see the progress!
> Thanks!
> I've had three people email me off list regarding the display working on
> 4.17 before the msm kms/drm driver was converted to the DRM atomic API so
> this email is to get some more information out publicly.
> I pushed up a branch to my github with 15 patches applied against 4.17
> that has a working display:
> It's in low speed mode but its usable. The first 10 patches are in
> mainline now and the last 5 are in essence this patch series with the
> exception of 'drm/atomic+msm: add helper to implement legacy dirtyfb'.
> There's a slightly different version of that patch in mainline now.
> I'm planning to work on the msm8974 interconnect support once some of
> the outstanding interconnect patches for the msm kms/drm driver arrive
> in mainline. I'd really like to understand why the display works on
> 4.17 with those patches though. I assume that it's related to the
> vblank events not working properly? Let me preface this with I'm a
> total DRM newbie, but it looked like the pre-DRM-atomic driver wasn't
> looking for these events in the atomic commits before the migration?
> See commit 70db18dca4e0 ("drm/msm: Remove msm_commit/worker, use atomic
> helper commit"), specifically the drm_atomic_helper_wait_for_vblanks()
> call that was added.

Do you know if the nexus 5 has a video or command mode panel?  There
is some glitchyness with vblanks and command mode panels.

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