Re: [PATCH 3/4] drm/panel: sitronix-st7789v: add support for partial mode

From: Maxime Ripard
Date: Wed Aug 02 2023 - 08:47:40 EST


On Wed, Aug 02, 2023 at 02:34:28PM +0200, Michael Riesch wrote:
> On 7/19/23 08:39, Maxime Ripard wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 18, 2023 at 05:31:52PM +0200, Michael Riesch wrote:
> >> The ST7789V controller features support for the partial mode. Here,
> >> the area to be displayed can be restricted in one direction (by default,
> >> in vertical direction). This is useful for panels that are partially
> >> occluded by design. Add support for the partial mode.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Michael Riesch <michael.riesch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >
> > We already had that discussion, but I think we shouldn't treat this any
> > differently than overscan for other output.
> Indeed we had that discussion. For reference, it can be found here:
> The thing is that I am still clueless how the overscan approach could work.
> I found some DRM properties related to overscan/margins and I guess
> userspace needs to set those. On my system weston is running. Is weston
> in charge of configuring the corresponding output so that the correct
> margins are applied? If so, how can this be achieved?

I don't really know Weston, but my guess would be based on some
configuration or user feedback, depending on which case we're in.

We also set the default using some kernel command-line options.

> Will DRM handle the properties generically or does the driver need to do
> some work as well?

What do you mean by generically?

> In any case it could make sense to write the partial mode registers and
> enter the effective dimensions. At least I have seen this in other panel
> drivers.

Sure, it makes sense. It shouldn't come from the DT and be fixed though.


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