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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH][FBDEV]: fb_putcs() and fb_setfont() methods
On Sat, Jan 04, 2003 at 09:07:29PM +0000, James Simmons wrote:
> Rejected. I have put thought into it and the whole point was to not allow
> the fbdev layer to touch console data. I stand firm on this!!! The reason
> being is the core console layer is going to change the next development
> cycle. We have to change to deal with things like the PC9800 type hardware
> that support more than 512 fonts. Do we realy want to break every fbdev
> driver again. This way the breakage is once and for all. Its is also a

Why? (a) only those which will use putcs, and (b) I see no 512 chars limit
anywhere in new code. And in old code it is there only because of passed
data are only 16bit, not 32bit wide... With simple search&replace you can
extend it to any size you want, as long as you'll not use sparse font

> pandoras box. If we place these hooks in we end up with the same crappy
> driver problem we had before. I never heard anyone every say the old api
> we clean.

I believe that I repeatedly said that I see no problem with old API which
cannot be solved by incremental updates and without removing functionality.

It is like with modules - some believe in evolution, and some in revolution...
Fortunately modules situation finally settled down and it is enough just install
new app to handle module loading/unloading. With current fbdev even trivial
console resizing does not do anything useful (thanks, Antonio).
Best regards,
Petr Vandrovec
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