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SubjectRe: G100 driver
On Fri, 18 Sep 1998, Petr Vandrovec Ing. VTEI wrote:
> > > Millenium II. Unfortunately, I've big lack of big-endian testers
> > > (there were two, but I've no report from them), so I cannot say
> > > anything about support on PowerMac.
> > > (I promise that matroxfb will work on PowerMac as soon as somebody
> > > delivers some PowerMac to my table, at the worst case :-) )
> > Any plans on getting Linus to stick this into the kernel?
> Last time I talked to Geert Uyetterhoeven (two weeks ago) he told me
> that it is possible to pull driver into official tree if this will be
> PPC framebuffer... So I'm seeking for PPC owners to test :-)

If Linus wants to update drivers/video, that will happen. He said he won't do
before 2.2-minus-epsilon.

> But I do not know current state - last week there was "thinking paper"
> from Geert and from that paper I understand that there should not
> be 2D acceleration in driver (only plain cfbXX) and that setmode utility
> should be userspace thing... But I hope that I did not understand it
> correctly. But yes, removing acceleration could solve some reentrancy
> problems from which my driver currently suffer.

Forgot about those... It were some early thoughts...



Geert Uytterhoeven
Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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