Re: [PATCH 2/3] input: touchscreen: ad7879: fix default x/y axis assignment
From: Dmitry Torokhov
Date: Wed Jan 27 2016 - 18:40:33 EST
On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 09:04:20AM -0800, Stefan Agner wrote:
> On 2016-01-25 23:58, Michael Hennerich wrote:
> > On 01/26/2016 04:04 AM, Stefan Agner wrote:
> >> The measurements read from the controller which are temporary stored
> >> in conversion_data, are interpreted wrong. The first measurement X+
> >> contains the Y position, and the second measurement Y+ the X position
> >> (see also Table 11 Register Table in the data sheet).
> >> The problem is already known and a swap option has been introduced:
> >> commit 6680884a4420 ("Input: ad7879 - add option to correct xy axis")
> >> However, with that the meaning of the new boolean is inverted since
> >> the underlying values are already swapped. With this change, a true
> >> in swap_xy actually swaps the two axis.
> >> Signed-off-by: Stefan Agner <stefan@xxxxxxxx>
> >> ---
> >> Hi Michael,
> >> It seems that swap_xy is not used in any board which is in mainline,
> >> hence swap_xy is always false. Therefore, up until now all boards
> >> actually used swapped axis. However, I doubt that the blackfin boards
> >> really have those axis swapped, it is probably more likely that the
> >> userspace calibration took care of it.
> >> However, if they are really swapped, we should set the swap_xy flag
> >> to 1 for those board...
> >> Do you happen to now what is the case with those boards?
> > Hi Stefan,
> > I would be hesitant to invert the default behaviour of the driver.
> > Too many people in the field already using it as it is.
> Afaik, we should be able to change in-kernel API's (especially if they
> are wrong) since we do not guarantee any API...
> > A XY swap can have multiple reasons.
> > Lot's of small VGA/QVGA TFTs have the option to switch the scan
> > direction from Landscape to Portrait. In addition you can also rotate
> > and flip or mirror using VDMA options. So it really depends on the use
> > case, how the touch panel is mounted to the screen or how it is wired.
> Ok, I see the reason for that functionality.
> I am mainly concerned about the new DT bindings. The touchscreen binding
> documents specify touchscreen-swapped-x-y, see:
> I would like to make sure that this property is really swapping axis
> (and not necessary if the hardware is implemented according to the
> We could also implement a workaround to keep the platform data behavior
> as is (invert the swap_xy flag)...
That is probably the best option.