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SubjectRe: [PATCH 10/10] [HEADS UP] fbdev: Move arch-specific bits to their respective subdirectories
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On Thu, 2007-05-17 at 10:49 +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Thu, May 17, 2007 at 05:33:48AM +0800, Antonino A. Daplas wrote:
> > -#if defined(__sparc__) && !defined(__sparc_v9__)
> > - /* Should never get here, all fb drivers should have their own
> > - mmap routines */
> > - return -EINVAL;
> > -#else
> > - /* !sparc32... */
> > + if (fb_mmap_required())
> > + return -EINVAL;
> > +
>
> I don't like this bit.

Me too, actually. I did it this way because I don't want to deviate from
the old code too much. Since all sparc32 drivers are either linked to
sbuslib.c or has their own fb_mmap method, the above test is redundant.
I'll leave the decision to remove the above test to David Miller.

> It's just that all sparc frame buffers happen
> to have a mmap method but there's nothing fundamentally arch specific
> here. You should be able to plug a pci video card into any linux
> supported machine provided the fb driver does the full setup (which
> only very few do in practice, but..)
>
> So I'd just require drivers to have a fb_mmap method and make fb_mmap
> the default one.

This one is a tad bit more complicated, so I'll leave the present setup
for now. Once the arch-specific parts are properly separated, maybe I'll
take that step.

> The page protection cleanup is still nice of course,
> but it might make sense to give it a more generic name as it's not
> really fb specific.

Any suggestion for a name? io_pgprotect() perhaps?

Tony


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