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Subject[VIDEO] vfb: only enable if explicitly requested when compiled in
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From: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>

The Kconfig help for the vfb driver says:
Do NOT enable it for normal systems! To protect the innocent, it
has to be enabled explicitly at boot time using the kernel option
`video=vfb:'.

This change lets the code match the description.

Support for vfb:disable is kept for backwards compatibility; vfb:off
works because it is tested at a higher level.

Signed-off-by: Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl>
CC: Antonino A. Daplas <adaplas@gmail.com>
CC: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>

---
Note: any undefined option (e.g. vfb:enable) will also enable this driver.
The relevant code has been unchanged since before the migration to
git (2.6.12).

This patch fixes bugzilla #9310 and was the root cause behind
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/5/31/220.

My confusion stemmed from the fact that I was still assuming that the
Kconfig help would be correct (even though Antonino had already
determined it was not: http://lkml.org/lkml/2007/10/14/25, but somehow
my brain never parsed that).


diff --git a/drivers/video/vfb.c b/drivers/video/vfb.c
index 072638a..51e935f 100644
--- a/drivers/video/vfb.c
+++ b/drivers/video/vfb.c
@@ -443,19 +443,29 @@ static int vfb_mmap(struct fb_info *info,
}

#ifndef MODULE
+/*
+ * The virtual framebuffer driver is only enabled if explicitly
+ * requested by passing 'video=vfb:' (or any actual options).
+ */
static int __init vfb_setup(char *options)
{
char *this_opt;

- vfb_enable = 1;
+ vfb_enable = 0;

- if (!options || !*options)
+ if (!options)
+ return 1;
+
+ vfb_enable = 1;
+
+ if (!*options)
return 1;

while ((this_opt = strsep(&options, ",")) != NULL) {
if (!*this_opt)
continue;
- if (!strncmp(this_opt, "disable", 7))
+ /* Test disable for backwards compatibility */
+ if (!strcmp(this_opt, "disable"))
vfb_enable = 0;
}
return 1;

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