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authorHans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>2014-11-14 13:26:51 +0100
committerTomi Valkeinen <tomi.valkeinen@ti.com>2014-11-14 15:28:52 +0200
commit9bb5b20f5d983e98d9a1cc7b7af5877b0f1c791b (patch)
tree5c40291d7d2869516459dbc874d9a95916a48ff6 /Documentation/devicetree/bindings/video
parentfc219bfd5b2e488e3c246990869cfde5ca235c89 (diff)
dt-bindings: simplefb: Specify node location and handoff related properties
Since simplefb nodes do not relate directly to hw typically they have been placed in the root of the devicetree. As the represent runtime information having them as sub-nodes of /chosen is more logical, specify this. Also specify when to set the chosen stdout-path property to a simplefb node. For reliable handover to a hardware specific driver, that driver needs to know which simplefb to unregister when taking over, specify how the hw driver can find the matching simplefb node. Last add some advice on how to fill and use simplefb nodes from a firmware pov. Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com> Acked-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org> Acked-by: Maxime Ripard <maxime.ripard@free-electrons.com> Signed-off-by: Tomi Valkeinen <tomi.valkeinen@ti.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/devicetree/bindings/video')
1 files changed, 57 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/video/simple-framebuffer.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/video/simple-framebuffer.txt
index 8f35718f4f5b..f8fb7e6e5609 100644
--- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/video/simple-framebuffer.txt
+++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/video/simple-framebuffer.txt
@@ -4,6 +4,40 @@ A simple frame-buffer describes a frame-buffer setup by firmware or
the bootloader, with the assumption that the display hardware has already
been set up to scan out from the memory pointed to by the reg property.
+Since simplefb nodes represent runtime information they must be sub-nodes of
+the chosen node (*). Simplefb nodes must be named "framebuffer@<address>".
+If the devicetree contains nodes for the display hardware used by a simplefb,
+then the simplefb node must contain a property called "display", which
+contains a phandle pointing to the primary display hw node, so that the OS
+knows which simplefb to disable when handing over control to a driver for the
+real hardware. The bindings for the hw nodes must specify which node is
+considered the primary node.
+It is advised to add display# aliases to help the OS determine how to number
+things. If display# aliases are used, then if the simplefb node contains a
+"display" property then the /aliases/display# path must point to the display
+hw node the "display" property points to, otherwise it must point directly
+to the simplefb node.
+If a simplefb node represents the preferred console for user interaction,
+then the chosen node's stdout-path property should point to it, or to the
+primary display hw node, as with display# aliases. If display aliases are
+used then it should be set to the alias instead.
+It is advised that devicetree files contain pre-filled, disabled framebuffer
+nodes, so that the firmware only needs to update the mode information and
+enable them. This way if e.g. later on support for more display clocks get
+added, the simplefb nodes will already contain this info and the firmware
+does not need to be updated.
+If pre-filled framebuffer nodes are used, they should be named
+"framebuffer#-<output>", e.g. "framebuffer0-hdmi". The output should be
+included in the name since different outputs typically require different
+clocks and the clocks are part of the pre-populated nodes. The firmware must
+rename the nodes to the standard "framebuffer@<address>" name using the
+runtime chosen address when enabling the nodes.
Required properties:
- compatible: "simple-framebuffer"
- reg: Should contain the location and size of the framebuffer memory.
@@ -19,14 +53,36 @@ Optional properties:
are expected to already be configured correctly. The OS must
ensure these clocks are not modified or disabled while the
simple framebuffer remains active.
+- display : phandle pointing to the primary display hardware node
- framebuffer {
+aliases {
+ display0 = &lcdc0;
+chosen {
+ framebuffer0: framebuffer@1d385000 {
compatible = "simple-framebuffer";
reg = <0x1d385000 (1600 * 1200 * 2)>;
width = <1600>;
height = <1200>;
stride = <(1600 * 2)>;
format = "r5g6b5";
+ clocks = <&ahb_gates 36>, <&ahb_gates 43>, <&ahb_gates 44>;
+ display = <&lcdc0>;
+ };
+ stdout-path = "display0";
+soc@01c00000 {
+ lcdc0: lcdc@1c0c000 {
+ compatible = "allwinner,sun4i-a10-lcdc";
+ ...
+*) Older devicetree files may have a compatible = "simple-framebuffer" node
+in a different place, operating systems must first enumerate any compatible
+nodes found under chosen and then check for other compatible nodes.

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