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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.20 1/1] fbdev,mm: hecuba/E-Ink fbdev driver
On 2/19/07, Paul Mundt <lethal@linux-sh.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2007 at 11:13:04PM -0500, Jaya Kumar wrote:
> >
> > Ok. Here's what I'm thinking for abstracting this:
> >
> > fbdev drivers would setup fb_mmap with their own_mmap as usual. In
> > own_mmap, they would do what they normally do and setup a vm_ops. They
> > are free to have their own nopage handler but would set the
> > page_mkwrite handler to be fbdev_deferred_io_mkwrite().
>
> The vast majority of drivers do not implement ->fb_mmap(), and with
> proper abstraction, this should be something that's possible as a direct
> alternative to drivers/video/fbmem.c:fb_mmap() for the people that want
> it. Of course it's just as easy to do something like the sbuslib.c route
> and then have drivers set their ->fb_mmap() from that too.
>

I was thinking about having that fb_mmap replacement too. But then I
got worried because that generic implementation of nopage/etc would
need to handle whether the driver's fb memory was vmalloced, kmalloced
or a mixture if some do that. So I figured let's aim low and just pull
in the core part that does the setup and page tracking stuff. I hope
that's okay.

> That works for me, though I'd prefer for struct page_list to be done with
> a scatterlist, then it's trivial to setup from the workqueue context
> without having to shuffle things around.
>

Ok. Will check out when implementing.

Thanks,
jaya
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