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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Radeon frame buffer driver
On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, Peter Horton wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 11:57:31AM +0100, benh@kernel.crashing.org wrote:
> >
> > Fine, though I noticed the get_cmap_len got changed to
> > + return var->bits_per_pixel == 8 ? 256 : 16;
> >
>
> The colour map is only used by the kernel and the kernel only uses 16
> entries so there isn't any reason to waste memory by making it any
> larger. I checked a few other drivers and they do the same (aty128fb for
> one).

However, this change will make the driver not save/restore all color map
entries on VC switch in graphics mode.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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