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SubjectRe: PM/FB/gxfb: add config option that allows disabling of VT switch during suspend
Hi!

> > > > If so, that means extra #ifdef's sprinkled throughout the code. Note
> > > > that most framebuffer drivers won't be supporting this, and those that
> > > > do will almost certainly always want vt switching turned off..
> > > >
> > >
> > > I don't think you need any ifdefs or config options at all, do you? Just
> > > add a new module parameter to this driver and some little interface into
> > > the PM core which allows the driver to set no_vt_switch?
> > >
> >
> > That's a possibility, but doesn't adding hooks into PM core for two
> > drivers (lxfb and gxfb) seems like overkill? I also don't really see
> > anyone needing to switch back and forth between VT_SWITCH and
> > NO_VT_SWITCH other than to work around possible bugs in the register
> > save/restore code..
>
> I like Andrew's idea. I wager This won't be Geode specific for long.
> Either other drivers will get the hint and add real save/restore code
> or the GPU subystem code being worked on by the X folks will come along
> and make the VT switch obsolete for everybody. Either way, I see hooks
> in the PM core as generic love that everybody can benefit from.

Exactly. We'd like _all_ drivers to behave like this.
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