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SubjectRe: FRAMEBUFFER policy
On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Ian Molton wrote:
> What is the policy as regards linux framebuffer drivers when presented
> with a mode they cannot handle.
>
> eg, suppose a driver can only handle even numbers of pixels and a
> request is made for a mode with 639 pixels - should it allocate a 640
> pixel wide mode?
>
> or should it extend the height of a mode to allow hardware scrolling in
> multiples of the font height?

If you pass a mode that cannot be handled, the driver must try to round up some
values to make it work. If that's not possible, an error is returned.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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-- Linus Torvalds

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