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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Re: xxx_check_var
On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, James Simmons wrote:
> > > When I look at atyfb_check_var or aty128fb_check_var, I see that they
> > > will alter the contents of *info->par. Isn't this a bad thing? My
> >
> > Yes, this wrong, and afaik, it's your original port to 2.5 that did that
> > ;)
>
> Yeap. The idea of check_var is to validate a mode. Note modedb uses just
> check_var. It is okay to READ the values in your par. You shouldn't alter
> the values in par.

Perhaps it makes sense to make the info parameter of fb_check_var() const to
prevent this from happening?

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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