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From: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch>
To: DRI Development <dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch>,
	Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>,
	Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>,
	Jingoo Han <jingoohan1@gmail.com>,
	Meghana Madhyastha <meghana.madhyastha@gmail.com>,
	Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@intel.com>
Subject: [PATCH 1/6] backlight: Nuke unused backlight.props.state states
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:01:54 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180117140159.27611-1-daniel.vetter@ffwll.ch> (raw)

The backlight power state handling is supremely confusing. We have:
- props.power, using FB_BLANK_* defines
- props.fb_blank, using the same, but deprecated int favour of
  props.state
- props.state, using the BL_CORE_* defines
- and finally a bunch of backlight drivers treat brightness == 0 as
  off. But of course not all of them.

This is way too much confusion to fix in a simple patch, but at least
prevent more hilarity from spreading by removing the unused BL_CORE_*
defines. I have no idea why exactly anyone would need that.

Wrt the ideal state, we really just want a boolean state. The 4 power
saving states that the fbdev subsystem uses are overkill in todays hw
(this was only relevant for VGA and similar analog circuits like
TV-out), the new drm atomic modeset api simplified even the uapi to a
simple bool. And there was never a valid technical reason to have the
intermediate fbdev power states for backlights (those really only can
be either off or on).

Cleanup motivated by Meghana's questions about all this.

Cc: Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
Cc: Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>
Cc: Jingoo Han <jingoohan1@gmail.com>
Cc: Meghana Madhyastha <meghana.madhyastha@gmail.com>
Signed-off-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter@intel.com>
---
 include/linux/backlight.h | 3 ---
 1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/backlight.h b/include/linux/backlight.h
index af7003548593..9776edb0ff06 100644
--- a/include/linux/backlight.h
+++ b/include/linux/backlight.h
@@ -84,9 +84,6 @@ struct backlight_properties {
 
 #define BL_CORE_SUSPENDED	(1 << 0)	/* backlight is suspended */
 #define BL_CORE_FBBLANK		(1 << 1)	/* backlight is under an fb blank event */
-#define BL_CORE_DRIVER4		(1 << 28)	/* reserved for driver specific use */
-#define BL_CORE_DRIVER3		(1 << 29)	/* reserved for driver specific use */
-#define BL_CORE_DRIVER2		(1 << 30)	/* reserved for driver specific use */
 #define BL_CORE_DRIVER1		(1 << 31)	/* reserved for driver specific use */
 
 };
-- 
2.15.1

             reply	other threads:[~2018-01-17 14:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 25+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-01-17 14:01 Daniel Vetter [this message]
2018-01-17 14:01 ` [PATCH 2/6] backlight/generic-bl: remove DRIVER1 state Daniel Vetter
2018-01-17 14:36   ` Emil Velikov
2018-01-17 16:37     ` Daniel Thompson
2018-01-18 13:08       ` Emil Velikov
2018-01-17 16:44   ` Daniel Thompson
2018-01-17 17:13     ` Daniel Vetter
2018-01-18  9:20       ` Daniel Thompson
2018-01-17 14:01 ` [PATCH 3/6] backlight/pandora: Stop using BL_CORE_DRIVER1 Daniel Vetter
2018-01-17 16:47   ` Daniel Thompson
2018-01-17 21:38     ` Daniel Vetter
2018-01-18  9:42       ` Daniel Thompson
2018-01-17 14:01 ` [PATCH 4/6] staging/fbtft: " Daniel Vetter
2018-01-17 16:50   ` Daniel Thompson
2018-01-17 14:01 ` [PATCH 5/6] backlight: Also nuke BL_CORE_DRIVER1 Daniel Vetter
2018-01-17 16:51   ` Daniel Thompson
2018-01-17 14:01 ` [PATCH 6/6] MAINTAINERS: add dri-devel for backlight subsystem patches Daniel Vetter
2018-01-17 16:52   ` Daniel Thompson
2018-01-17 17:06     ` Jingoo Han
2018-01-17 14:56 ` [PATCH 1/6] backlight: Nuke unused backlight.props.state states Daniel Thompson
2018-01-18  8:32   ` Lee Jones
2018-04-25 17:42 Daniel Vetter
2018-04-25 19:42 ` Jingoo Han
2018-04-30 10:21 ` Jani Nikula
2018-04-30 12:27 ` Lee Jones

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