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From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
To: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>, Maxime Ripard <mripard@kernel.org>
Cc: linux-fbdev@vger.kernel.org, dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Subject: [PATCH v2 0/5] video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Optimizations and improvements
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 15:47:25 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210727134730.3765898-1-geert@linux-m68k.org> (raw)

	Hi all,

This patch series optimizes console operations on ssd1307fb, after the
customary fixes and cleanups.

Currently, each screen update triggers an I2C transfer of all screen
data, up to 1 KiB of data for a 128x64 display, which takes at least 20
ms in Fast mode.  While many displays are smaller, and thus require less
data to be transferred, 20 ms is still an optimistic value, as the
actual data transfer may be much slower, especially on bitbanged I2C
drivers.  After this series, the amount of data transfer is reduced, as
fillrect, copyarea, and imageblit only update the rectangle that
changed.

Changes compared to v1[1]:
  - Add Acked-by,
  - Use two separate helpers instead of a single combined helper,
  - Reorder operands in DIV_ROUND_UP() to improve readability.

This has been tested on an Adafruit FeatherWing OLED with an SSD1306
controller and a 128x32 OLED, connected to an OrangeCrab ECP5 FPGA board
running a 64 MHz VexRiscv RISC-V softcore, where it reduced the CPU
usage for blinking the cursor from more than 70% to ca. 10%.

Thanks for applying!

[1] https://lore.kernel.org/dri-devel/20210714145804.2530727-1-geert@linux-m68k.org

Geert Uytterhoeven (5):
  video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Propagate errors via
    ssd1307fb_update_display()
  video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Simplify ssd1307fb_update_display()
  video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Extract ssd1307fb_set_{col,page}_range()
  video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Optimize screen updates
  video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Cache address ranges

 drivers/video/fbdev/ssd1307fb.c | 151 ++++++++++++++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 104 insertions(+), 47 deletions(-)

-- 
2.25.1

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

						Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

             reply	other threads:[~2021-07-27 13:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-27 13:47 Geert Uytterhoeven [this message]
2021-07-27 13:47 ` [PATCH v2 1/5] video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Propagate errors via ssd1307fb_update_display() Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 13:47 ` [PATCH v2 2/5] video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Simplify ssd1307fb_update_display() Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 13:47 ` [PATCH v2 3/5] video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Extract ssd1307fb_set_{col,page}_range() Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 13:47 ` [PATCH v2 4/5] video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Optimize screen updates Geert Uytterhoeven
2021-07-27 13:47 ` [PATCH v2 5/5] video: fbdev: ssd1307fb: Cache address ranges Geert Uytterhoeven

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