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SubjectRe: 2.6.20: Modular fb and logo crash
Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> If you don't have any builtin frame buffer device driver and insmod a frame
> buffer device driver, the logo code will still try to display the logo (which
> is __initdata). This may cause a crash.
> Originally (2.1.x, is it that long ago I used a modular frame buffer device
> driver?), this didn't happen because initmem_freed (which no longer exists) was
> checked. BTW, there's still a comment in drivers/video/console/fbcon.c about
> this.
> Anyone else who's seeing this? Anyone with an idea how to fix this?
> Moving the logo code to userspace is not considered a solution ;-)

I used to see this when loading from a booted system, but not when the
modules were in initrd. Don't know if that offers you any help or not.
Clearly you want the fb built-in so you see the penguins, anyway. ;-D

Bill Davidsen <>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot

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