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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/3] drm/format-helper: Add drm_fb_xrgb8888_to_xrgb2101010_dstclip()
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On 22/11/2021 18.52, Pekka Paalanen wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Nov 2021 23:58:28 +0900
> Hector Martin <marcan@marcan.st> wrote:
>
>> Add XRGB8888 emulation support for devices that can only do XRGB2101010.
>>
>> This is chiefly useful for simpledrm on Apple devices where the
>> bootloader-provided framebuffer is 10-bit, which already works fine with
>> simplefb. This is required to make simpledrm support this too.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Hector Martin <marcan@marcan.st>
>> ---
>> drivers/gpu/drm/drm_format_helper.c | 64 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> include/drm/drm_format_helper.h | 4 ++
>> 2 files changed, 68 insertions(+)
>
> Hi Hector,
>
> I'm curious, since the bootloader seems to always set up a 10-bit mode,
> is there a reason for it that you can guess? Is the monitor in WCG or
> even HDR mode?

My guess is that Apple prefer to use 10-bit framebuffers for seamless
handover with their graphics stack, which presumably uses 10-bit
framebuffers these days. It seems to be unconditional; I've never seen
anything but 10 bits across all Apple devices, both with the internal
panels on laptops and with bog standard external displays on the Mac
Mini via HDMI. HDR is not necessary, even very dumb capture cards and
old screens get a 10-bit framebufer in memory.

The only time I see an 8-bit framebuffer is with *no* monitor connected
on the Mini, in which case you get an 8-bit 640x1136 dummy framebuffer
(that's the iPhone 5 screen resolution... :-) )

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Hector Martin (marcan@marcan.st)
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