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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] fbmem, drm/nouveau: kick firmware framebuffers as soon as possible
On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 09:55:34PM +0200, marcin.slusarz@gmail.com wrote:
> Currently vesafb/efifb/... is kicked when hardware driver is registering
> framebuffer. To do it hardware must be fully functional, so there's a short
> window between start of initialisation and framebuffer registration when
> two drivers touch the hardware. Unfortunately sometimes it breaks nouveau
> initialisation.
>
> Fix it by kicking firmware driver(s) before we start touching the hardware.
>
> Reported-by: Didier Spaier <didier.spaier@epsm.fr>
> Signed-off-by: Marcin Slusarz <marcin.slusarz@gmail.com>
> Cc: Ben Skeggs <bskeggs@redhat.com>
> Cc: Dave Airlie <airlied@redhat.com>
> Cc: Peter Jones <pjones@redhat.com>
> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
> ---

With this little patch below:
Tested-by: Didier Spaier <didier.spaier@epsm.fr>

---
diff --git a/drivers/video/fbmem.c b/drivers/video/fbmem.c
index f5297a0..42ae782 100644
--- a/drivers/video/fbmem.c
+++ b/drivers/video/fbmem.c
@@ -1524,6 +1524,7 @@ void remove_conflicting_framebuffers(struct apertures_struct *a, const char *nam
}
}
}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL(remove_conflicting_framebuffers);

/**
* register_framebuffer - registers a frame buffer device


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