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Date:   Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:30:45 +0300
From:   Laurent Pinchart <laurent.pinchart@...asonboard.com>
To:     Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
Cc:     Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab+huawei@...nel.org>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Neil Armstrong <narmstrong@...libre.com>,
        Xinliang Liu <xinliang.liu@...aro.org>,
        Wanchun Zheng <zhengwanchun@...ilicon.com>,
        linuxarm@...wei.com, dri-devel <dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org>,
        Andrzej Hajda <a.hajda@...sung.com>,
        devel@...verdev.osuosl.org, Daniel Borkmann <daniel@...earbox.net>,
        John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>,
        Xiubin Zhang <zhangxiubin1@...wei.com>,
        Wei Xu <xuwei5@...ilicon.com>, David Airlie <airlied@...ux.ie>,
        Xinwei Kong <kong.kongxinwei@...ilicon.com>,
        Tomi Valkeinen <tomi.valkeinen@...com>,
        Bogdan Togorean <bogdan.togorean@...log.com>,
        Laurentiu Palcu <laurentiu.palcu@....com>,
        linux-media@...r.kernel.org, devicetree@...r.kernel.org,
        Liwei Cai <cailiwei@...ilicon.com>,
        Jesper Dangaard Brouer <hawk@...nel.org>,
        Manivannan Sadhasivam <mani@...nel.org>,
        Chen Feng <puck.chen@...ilicon.com>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        linaro-mm-sig@...ts.linaro.org, Rob Herring <robh+dt@...nel.org>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>, mauro.chehab@...wei.com,
        Rob Clark <robdclark@...omium.org>,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Liuyao An <anliuyao@...wei.com>,
        Rongrong Zou <zourongrong@...il.com>, bpf@...r.kernel.org,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/49] DRM driver for Hikey 970

On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 05:21:20PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> Hi Mauro.
> 
> On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 01:45:28PM +0200, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> > This patch series port the out-of-tree driver for Hikey 970 (which
> > should also support Hikey 960) from the official 96boards tree:
> > 
> >    https://github.com/96boards-hikey/linux/tree/hikey970-v4.9
> > 
> > Based on his history, this driver seems to be originally written
> > for Kernel 4.4, and was later ported to Kernel 4.9. The original
> > driver used to depend on ION (from Kernel 4.4) and had its own
> > implementation for FB dev API.
> > 
> > As I need to preserve the original history (with has patches from
> > both HiSilicon and from Linaro),  I'm starting from the original
> > patch applied there. The remaining patches are incremental,
> > and port this driver to work with upstream Kernel.
> > 
> > This driver doesn't depend on any firmware or on any special
> > userspace code. It works as-is with both X11 and Wayland.
> > 
> > Yet, I'm submitting it via staging due to the following reasons:
> > 
> > - It depends on the LDO3 power supply, which is provided by
> >   a regulator driver that it is currently on staging;
> > - Due to legal reasons, I need to preserve the authorship of
> >   each one responsbile for each patch. So, I need to start from
> >   the original patch from Kernel 4.4;
> > - There are still some problems I need to figure out how to solve:
> >    - The adv7535 can't get EDID data. Maybe it is a timing issue,
> >      but it requires more research to be sure about how to solve it;
> >    - The driver only accept resolutions on a defined list, as there's
> >      a known bug that this driver may have troubles with random
> >      resolutions. Probably due to a bug at the pixel clock settings;
> >    - Sometimes (at least with 1080p), it generates LDI underflow
> >      errors, which in turn causes the DRM to stop working. That
> >      happens for example when using gdm on Wayland and
> >      gnome on X11;
> >    - Probably related to the previous issue, when the monitor
> >      suspends due to DPMS, it doesn't return back to life.
> > 
> > So, IMO, the best is to keep it on staging for a while, until those
> > remaining bugs gets solved.
> > 
> > I added this series, together with the regulator driver and
> > a few other patches (including a hack to fix a Kernel 5.8 
> > regression at WiFi ) at:
> > 
> > 	https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/mchehab_kernel/hikey-970/-/commits/master
> > 
> > 
> > Chen Feng (1):
> >   staging: hikey9xx: Add hisilicon DRM driver for hikey960/970
> > 
> > John Stultz (1):
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: port it to work with Kernel v4.9
> > 
> > Liwei Cai (2):
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: solve tearing issue of display
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: resolve the performance issue by interrupt
> >     mechanism
> > 
> > Mauro Carvalho Chehab (38):
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: get rid of adv7535 fork
> Very good - I was in my mind starting a rant why we needed a fork of
> this driver, but I see it gets deleted again.
> 
> I do acknowledge you need to preserve history and all -
> but this patchset is not easy to review.

Why do we need to preserve history ? Adding relevant Signed-off-by and
Co-developed-by should be enough, shouldn't it ? Having a public branch
that contains the history is useful if anyone is interested, but I don't
think it's required in mainline.

> Could you follow-up with a review-able set of patches as a follow-up
> for this?
> I spotted some wrong bridge handling in one patch but I do not know if
> this got changed in a later patch. And I lost the motivation to go
> looking for it.
> 
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: rename the Kirin9xx namespace
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: get rid of kirin9xx_fbdev.c
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: get rid of some ifdefs
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: rename the config option for Kirin970
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: change the includes to reflect upstream
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: port driver to upstream kAPIs
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: add a copy of set_reg() function there
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: get rid of ION headers
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: add support for using a reserved CMA memory
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: cleanup encoder attach logic
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: Change the logic which sets the burst mode
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: fix the DRM setting logic
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: do some code cleanups
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: use default GEM_CMA fops
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: place vblank enable/disable at the right place
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: remove an uneeded hack
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: add a possible implementation for
> >     atomic_disable
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: register connector
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: fix driver name
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: get rid of iommu_format
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: re-work the mode validation code
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: add support for enable/disable ldo3 regulator
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: add SPMI headers
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: solve most coding style issues
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: don't use iommu code
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: add kirin9xx driver to the building system
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: get rid of typedefs
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: get rid of input/output macros
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: get rid of some unused data
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: place common definitions at kirin9xx_dpe.h
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: get rid of DRM_HISI_KIRIN970
> >   dts: hisilicon: hi3670.dtsi: add I2C settings
> >   dts: hikey970-pinctrl.dtsi: add missing pinctrl settings
> >   dt: hisilicon: add support for the PMIC found on Hikey 970
> >   dts: add support for Hikey 970 DRM
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: drop kirin9xx_pwm
> >   dt: display: Add binds for the DPE and DSI controller for Kirin
> >     960/970
> > 
> > Xiubin Zhang (7):
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: add support to hikey970 HDMI and panel
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: Solve SR Cannot Display Problems.
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: Solve HDMI compatibility Problem.
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: Support MIPI DSI 3 lanes for hikey970.
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: Solve SR test reset problem for hikey970.
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: add debug prints for this driver
> >   staging: hikey9xx/gpu: Add support 10.1 inch special HDMI displays.
> > 
> >  .../display/hisilicon,hi3660-dpe.yaml         |   99 +
> >  .../display/hisilicon,hi3660-dsi.yaml         |  102 +
> >  .../boot/dts/hisilicon/hi3670-hikey970.dts    |   56 +-
> >  arch/arm64/boot/dts/hisilicon/hi3670.dtsi     |   77 +
> >  .../boot/dts/hisilicon/hikey970-drm.dtsi      |   93 +
> >  .../boot/dts/hisilicon/hikey970-pinctrl.dtsi  |  548 +++-
> >  .../boot/dts/hisilicon/hikey970-pmic.dtsi     |  197 ++
> >  drivers/staging/hikey9xx/Kconfig              |    3 +
> >  drivers/staging/hikey9xx/Makefile             |    1 +
> >  drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/Kconfig          |   22 +
> >  drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/Makefile         |    9 +
> >  drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin960_defs.c  |  378 +++
> >  .../staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin960_dpe_reg.h   |  233 ++
> >  drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin970_defs.c  |  381 +++
> >  .../staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin970_dpe_reg.h   | 1188 ++++++++
> >  drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_dpe.h   | 2437 +++++++++++++++++
> >  .../hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_dpe_utils.c     | 1178 ++++++++
> >  .../hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_dpe_utils.h     |  286 ++
> >  .../staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_drv.c   |  368 +++
> >  .../staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_drv.h   |   57 +
> >  .../staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_dss.c   | 1063 +++++++
> >  .../hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_overlay_utils.c | 1005 +++++++
> >  .../hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_dw_drm_dsi.c        | 2132 ++++++++++++++
> >  .../hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_dw_dsi_reg.h        |  146 +
> >  .../staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_fb_panel.h  |  191 ++
> >  25 files changed, 12229 insertions(+), 21 deletions(-)
> >  create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/display/hisilicon,hi3660-dpe.yaml
> >  create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/display/hisilicon,hi3660-dsi.yaml
> 
> Patch that intropduce new bindings must following the submitting patches
> guidelines for bindings. For once the subject is "dt-bindings: bla bla".
> 
> >  create mode 100644 arch/arm64/boot/dts/hisilicon/hikey970-drm.dtsi
> >  create mode 100644 arch/arm64/boot/dts/hisilicon/hikey970-pmic.dtsi
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/Kconfig
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/Makefile
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin960_defs.c
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin960_dpe_reg.h
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin970_defs.c
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin970_dpe_reg.h
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_dpe.h
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_dpe_utils.c
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_dpe_utils.h
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_drv.c
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_drv.h
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_dss.c
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_drm_overlay_utils.c
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_dw_drm_dsi.c
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_dw_dsi_reg.h
> >  create mode 100644 drivers/staging/hikey9xx/gpu/kirin9xx_fb_panel.h

-- 
Regards,

Laurent Pinchart

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