Re: [PATCH 2/2] misc: hx8837: add a HiMax HX8837 display controller driver

From: Lubomir Rintel
Date: Tue Dec 18 2018 - 10:28:18 EST

On Tue, 2018-11-27 at 08:41 +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 03:39:29AM +0100, Lubomir Rintel wrote:
> > HiMax HX8837 is a display controller used on OLPC platforms. It controls
> > backlight and is able to capture and freeze a frame when the LCD controller
> > (and the rest of the plaform) is powered off.
> >
> > This driver is based on the same code as drivers/staging/olpc_dcon.
> > I modernized it to use managed GPIO, device-tree bindings, sysfs attribtue
> > groups, essentially fixing the staging driver's TODO.
> You are creating custom sysfs files, with no Documentation/ABI/ update
> for us to know what those files are or how they are used :(
> Why do you need custom sysfs files in the first place? Isn't there
> already an api for this type of device in the kernel?

I am actually not sure. I certainly didn't find anything similar.

I've later discovered that this should perhaps be a DRM encoder driver,
because it sits between the LCDC and the panel; I'm submitting an
updated RFC version to the dri list.

Perhaps the color swizzling and frame freezing functionality that's
exposed via sysfs in this version could be exposed as a DRI property

> thanks,
> greg k-h