Re: [PATCH v5 1/9] drm: Disable the cursor plane on atomic contexts with virtualized drivers

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On Wednesday, July 19th, 2023 at 03:42, Zack Rusin <zack@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Zack Rusin <zackr@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cursor planes on virtualized drivers have special meaning and require
> that the clients handle them in specific ways, e.g. the cursor plane
> should react to the mouse movement the way a mouse cursor would be
> expected to and the client is required to set hotspot properties on it
> in order for the mouse events to be routed correctly.
> This breaks the contract as specified by the "universal planes". Fix it
> by disabling the cursor planes on virtualized drivers while adding
> a foundation on top of which it's possible to special case mouse cursor
> planes for clients that want it.
> Disabling the cursor planes makes some kms compositors which were broken,
> e.g. Weston, fallback to software cursor which works fine or at least
> better than currently while having no effect on others, e.g. gnome-shell
> or kwin, which put virtualized drivers on a deny-list when running in
> atomic context to make them fallback to legacy kms and avoid this issue.
> Signed-off-by: Zack Rusin <zackr@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Fixes: 681e7ec73044 ("drm: Allow userspace to ask for universal plane list (v2)")
> Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> # v5.4+
> Cc: Maarten Lankhorst <maarten.lankhorst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Maxime Ripard <mripard@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Thomas Zimmermann <tzimmermann@xxxxxxx>
> Cc: David Airlie <airlied@xxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Daniel Vetter <daniel@xxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Dave Airlie <airlied@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Gurchetan Singh <gurchetansingh@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: Chia-I Wu <olvaffe@xxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: dri-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: virtualization@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cc: spice-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Acked-by: Pekka Paalanen <pekka.paalanen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm@xxxxxxxxxx>

Nit: I think it would be better to reflect the name of the DRM client cap in
the supports_virtualized_cursor_plane field.


Reviewed-by: Simon Ser <contact@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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