Re: [PATCH] drm/nouveau/kms/nv50-: Fix clock checking algorithm in nv50_dp_mode_valid()

From: Ilia Mirkin
Date: Tue Sep 22 2020 - 17:22:37 EST

On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 5:14 PM Lyude Paul <lyude@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, 2020-09-22 at 17:10 -0400, Ilia Mirkin wrote:
> > Can we use 6bpc on arbitrary DP monitors, or is there a capability for
> > it? Maybe only use 6bpc if display_info.bpc == 6 and otherwise use 8?
> I don't think that display_info.bpc actually implies a minimum bpc, only a
> maximum bpc iirc (Ville would know the answer to this one). The other thing to
> note here is that we want to assume the lowest possible bpc here since we're
> only concerned if the mode passed to ->mode_valid can be set under -any-
> conditions (including those that require lowering the bpc beyond it's maximum
> value), so we definitely do want to always use 6bpc here even once we get
> support for optimizing the bpc based on the available display bandwidth.

Yeah, display_info is the max bpc. But would an average monitor
support 6bpc? And if it does, does the current link training code even
try that when display_info.bpc != 6?