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From: Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
To: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>
Cc: "Jingoo Han" <jingoohan1@gmail.com>,
	"Thierry Reding" <thierry.reding@gmail.com>,
	"Uwe Kleine-König" <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>,
	linux-pwm@vger.kernel.org, dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org,
	linux-fbdev@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	"Marek Vasut" <marex@denx.de>,
	stable@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] backlight: pwm_bl: Improve bootloader/kernel device handover
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 10:59:29 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YR4rgXdHqLzpYfEY@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210722144623.1572816-1-daniel.thompson@linaro.org>

On Thu, 22 Jul 2021, Daniel Thompson wrote:

> Currently there are (at least) two problems in the way pwm_bl starts
> managing the enable_gpio pin. Both occur when the backlight is initially
> off and the driver finds the pin not already in output mode and, as a
> result, unconditionally switches it to output-mode and asserts the signal.
> 
> Problem 1: This could cause the backlight to flicker since, at this stage
> in driver initialisation, we have no idea what the PWM and regulator are
> doing (an unconfigured PWM could easily "rest" at 100% duty cycle).
> 
> Problem 2: This will cause us not to correctly honour the
> post_pwm_on_delay (which also risks flickers).
> 
> Fix this by moving the code to configure the GPIO output mode until after
> we have examines the handover state. That allows us to initialize
> enable_gpio to off if the backlight is currently off and on if the
> backlight is on.
> 
> Reported-by: Marek Vasut <marex@denx.de>
> Signed-off-by: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>
> Cc: stable@vger.kernel.org
> Acked-by: Marek Vasut <marex@denx.de>
> Tested-by: Marek Vasut <marex@denx.de>
> ---
>  drivers/video/backlight/pwm_bl.c | 54 +++++++++++++++++---------------
>  1 file changed, 28 insertions(+), 26 deletions(-)

Applied, thanks.

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      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-08-19  9:59 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-22 14:46 Daniel Thompson
2021-07-22 14:52 ` [PATCH v2] " Daniel Thompson
2021-07-23 11:03   ` [PATCH v3] " Daniel Thompson
2021-08-19  9:59 ` Lee Jones [this message]

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