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SubjectRe: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH 1/4] gxfb: Replace FBSIZE config option with a kernel argument
On Sun, 9 Mar 2008, Andres Salomon wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Mar 2008 23:00:25 +0100
> Ondrej Zajicek <santiago@crfreenet.org> wrote:
>
> > On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 08:19:50PM -0500, Andres Salomon wrote:
> > > > assuming this is historical at this point, and manual options parsing can
> > > > be removed from all fb drivers at this point, or is there another reason
> > > > why manual parsing would be necessary?
> > > >
> > >
> > > Could I get an answer from the fbdevel folks about this? It looks like
> > > the fb_get_options stuff is there for backwards compatibility.
> >
> > I think so. I used fb_get_options() in arkfb and vt8623fb for mode option
> > only. Universal notation module.option=value is much nicer than manual
> > options parsing.

This `module.option=value' is a quite recent introduction? I first saw it
mentioned earlier this year...

> If that is indeed the case, here's a patch that might be useful. I have
> no idea what kind of timeframe would be proposed for removing
> fb_get_options (or if it's even desirable to remove it at all given that
> people are likely still using video=$foo syntax).

Probably it's way too early for that...

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds


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