[PATCH 07/12] arch/x86: Declare edid_info in <asm/screen_info.h>

Thomas Zimmermann tzimmermann at suse.de
Fri Jun 30 17:46:11 AEST 2023


Am 29.06.23 um 15:21 schrieb Arnd Bergmann:
> On Thu, Jun 29, 2023, at 15:01, Thomas Zimmermann wrote:
>> Am 29.06.23 um 14:35 schrieb Arnd Bergmann:
>>> On Thu, Jun 29, 2023, at 13:45, Thomas Zimmermann wrote:
>>>> The global variable edid_info contains the firmware's EDID information
>>>> as an extension to the regular screen_info on x86. Therefore move it to
>>>> <asm/screen_info.h>.
>>>> Add the Kconfig token ARCH_HAS_EDID_INFO to guard against access on
>>>> architectures that don't provide edid_info. Select it on x86.
>>> I'm not sure we need another symbol in addition to
>>> CONFIG_FIRMWARE_EDID. Since all the code behind that
>>> existing symbol is also x86 specific, would it be enough
>>> to just add either 'depends on X86' or 'depends on X86 ||
>>> COMPILE_TEST' there?
>> FIRMWARE_EDID is a user-selectable feature, while ARCH_HAS_EDID_INFO
>> announces an architecture feature. They do different things.
> I still have trouble seeing the difference.

The idea here is that ARCH_HAS_ signals the architecture's support for 
the feature.  Drivers set 'depends on' in their Kconfig.

Another Kconfig token, VIDEO_SCREEN_INFO or FIRMWARE_EDID, would then 
actually enable the feature.  Drivers select VIDEO_SCREEN_INFO or 
FIRMWARE_EDID and the architectures contains code like

struct screen_info screen_info = {
	/* set values here */

This allows us to disable code that requires screen_info/edid_info, but 
also disable screen_info/edid_info unless such code has been enabled in 
the kernel config.

Some architectures currently mimic this by guarding screen_info with 
ifdef CONFIG_VT or similar. I'd like to make this more flexible. The 
cost of a few more internal Kconfig tokens seems negligible.

>> Right now, ARCH_HAS_EDID_INFO only works on the old BIOS-based VESA
>> systems. In the future, I want to add support for EDID data from EFI and
>> OF as well. It would be stored in edid_info. I assume that the new
>> symbol will become useful then.
> I don't see why an OF based system would have the same limitation
> as legacy BIOS with supporting only a single monitor, if we need
> to have a generic representation of EDID data in DT, that would
> probably be in a per device property anyway.

Sorry that was my mistake. OF has nothing to do with this.

> I suppose you could use FIRMWARE_EDID on EFI or OF systems without
> the need for a global edid_info structure, but that would not
> share any code with the current fb_firmware_edid() function.

The current code is build on top of screen_info and edid_info. I'd 
preferably not replace that, if possible.

Best regards

>       Arnd

Thomas Zimmermann
Graphics Driver Developer
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH
Frankenstrasse 146, 90461 Nuernberg, Germany
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