[Letux-kernel] [PATCH v4 02/10] drm/ingenic: Add support for JZ4780 and HDMI output

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Tue Sep 28 14:06:03 CEST 2021

Hi Paul,

> Am 28.09.2021 um 12:21 schrieb H. Nikolaus Schaller <hns at goldelico.com>:
>>> @@ -1492,10 +1555,16 @@ static int ingenic_drm_init(void)
>>> {
>>> 	int err;
>>> +		err = platform_driver_register(ingenic_dw_hdmi_driver_ptr);
>>> +		if (err)
>>> +			return err;
>>> +	}
>> I don't see why you need to register the ingenic-dw-hdmi driver here. Just register it in the ingenic-dw-hdmi driver.
> Ok, I never though about this (as the code was not from me). We apparently just followed the IPU code pattern (learning by example).
> It indeed looks not necessary and would also avoid the ingenic_dw_hdmi_driver_ptr dependency.
> But: what is ingenic_ipu_driver_ptr then good for?
> If we can get rid of this as well, we can drop patch 1/10 ("drm/ingenic: Fix drm_init error path if IPU was registered") completely.

A quick test shows that it *is* required. At least if I configure everything as modules.
But like you I can't explain why.

Well, just a very rough idea (may be wrong): the bridge chain is not like an i2c bus and
clients are not automatically loaded/probed if linked in the device tree. Therefore the
consumer (ingenic_drm_drv) must register the "clients" like IPU and HDMI.


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