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SubjectRe: [linux-fbdev] fbdev 2.4.0 cleanups
On 13 Mar 00 at 11:21, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > Well, maybe that it is just me, but I can say something, I think
> > that we should left this code here for whole 2.4.x, as I still sometime
> > run 2.3.x together with 2.2.x and unless I switch to devfs, I must
> > have /dev/fb1 pointing to 29,32; but to 29,1 for 2.[34].x. I think
> > that it is unacceptable.
> You have a point here... I'll change the comment from 2.4.0 to 2.5.0 if you all
> agree.
Yes.
> > square on matroxfb); video4linux (in)compatibility). I received
> The video4linux case is very disputable: opening a hardware device twice is bad
> practice. You're not allowed to do that with e.g. audio neither.
There is O_NDELAY for audio devices, is not it? BTW, it is really surprising
that I cannot run 'fbset' from XF86_FBDev anymore :-( Or when I'm watching
TV... And because of you need to open an /dev/fb* to get con2fb map,
at least one mine application stopped working on /dev/fb1 if
/dev/fb1 is unused, but /dev/fb0 is used.
> So for 2.4.0, I think we should focus only on
> - Updated vfb, so new drivers do things well. I suggest to add a warning to
> the top of vfb that _new_ drivers not complying to the new rules will not
> be accepted (and I'll enforce this by asking Linus to remove any _new_
> drivers that don't).
If you think. I still do not agree with these ideas, but you are two and
I'm one...
> - Updated other fbdev (cfr. vfb), if possible
If it makes code smaller. It does not with currently done changes.
> - Clean ups and bug fixes
Always welcomed.
Best regards,
Petr Vandrovec
vandrove@vc.cvut.cz


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