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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] fbdev: colormap fixes
    On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Jon Smirl wrote:
    > On 7/28/05, Geert Uytterhoeven <> wrote:
    > > On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Linux Kernel Mailing List wrote:
    > There are a couple of ways to fix this.
    > 1) Add a check to limit use of the sysfs attributes to 256 entries. If
    > you want more you have to use /dev/fb0 and the ioctl. More is an
    > uncommon case.
    > 2) Switch this to a binary parameter. Now you have to use tools like
    > hexdump instead of cat to work with the data. It was nice to be able
    > to use cat to see the current map.
    > Does anyone have preferences for which way to fix it?

    I prefer the first way.

    > Thanks for catching the problems. I'm posting these patches to fbdev
    > for review first so it is best to catch bugs there.

    Sorry, sometimes I miss a few things...



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