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"panel-edp" Driver On Its Way To Linux 5.16 To Make For Less Hard-Coded eDP Panel Configs
The panel-edp driver is focused on addressing the issue of right now most Embedded DisplayPort panels rely on hard-coded Device Tree files in the Linux kernel even though much of the information can be automatically probed. Most eDP panels are "99% probable" and this panel-edp driver effort works on that to make for more eDP panels to be probed dynamically at run-time rather than hard-coded.
This panel-edp driver is a step forward for cleaning up the situation but doesn't remove the existing hard-coded configurations from the kernel. So this is a nice step forward moving ahead and hopefully proves reliable enough that developers will rely less on the DT hard-coding for the panels.
The panel-edp driver was submitted to DRM-Next today as part of this pull request and will in turn premiere with Linux 5.16 in a few months.