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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH][FBDEV]: fb_putcs() and fb_setfont() methods

> Personally, that's fine by me since I have no need for those 2
> extensions. But please apply the accel_putcs() buffer overrun patch.


> BTW, attached is another patch that will change the resolution of the
> console via tty ioctl TIOCSWINSZ. I'm not sure if this is the correct
> solution, but it's the only one I can think of without really adding a
> lot of extra code. This is implemented by adding a con_resize() hook to
> fbcon, so the window size can be changed such as by using:
> stty cols 128 rows 48 (1024x768 with font 8x16)

Yes this is the correct approach.

> The new window size should also be preserved per console. Still, there
> are other fb parameters that can screw up the console (such as changing
> yres_virtual and bits_per_pixel) but the window size is the most
> important.

Updatevar in fbcon.c should handle yres_virtual properly. The scrolling
code needs alot of work. It is a mess. Bits_per_pixel will be trickier to

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