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Subject[PATCH RESEND 0/8] x86 platform framebuffers
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Hi

I cut down my previous series to no longer include the SimpleDRM driver. If
anyone is interested, you can find it here:
http://lwn.net/Articles/558104/
I will resend it once these preparation patches are in.

Changes since v2:
- added common x86 formats (reported by hpa) (patch #5)

This whole series (including simpledrm) is tested by Stephen and me. I would be
glad if maintainers could ack/nack this so I can continue my work.

This series is pretty small and just converts x86 to use platform-devices
instead of global objects to pass framebuffer data to drivers. The commit
messages explain everything in detail.
The idea is to create a "platform-framebuffer" device which drivers can bind to.
If x86 boot code detectes efi or vesa framebuffers, it creates efi-framebuffer
or vesa-framebuffer devices instead.

Additionally, if the modes are compatible, "simple-framebuffer" devices are
created so simplefb can be used on x86. This feature is only enabled if
CONFIG_X86_SYSFB is selected (off by default) so users without simplefb still
get boot logs.

@Stephen: I wasn't sure whether you tested the efi/vesa framebuffer changes,
too, so I didn't add your tested-by there. And I changed patch #5 so I dropped
it there, too. Thanks for testing!

Thanks
David

David Herrmann (8):
fbdev: simplefb: add init through platform_data
fbdev: simplefb: mark as fw and allocate apertures
x86: provide platform-devices for boot-framebuffers
x86: sysfb: move EFI quirks from efifb to sysfb
fbdev: simplefb: add common x86 RGB formats
fbdev: vesafb: bind to platform-framebuffer device
fbdev: efifb: bind to efi-framebuffer
fbdev: fbcon: select VT_HW_CONSOLE_BINDING

arch/x86/Kconfig | 26 +++
arch/x86/include/asm/sysfb.h | 98 +++++++++++
arch/x86/kernel/Makefile | 3 +
arch/x86/kernel/sysfb.c | 74 ++++++++
arch/x86/kernel/sysfb_efi.c | 214 +++++++++++++++++++++++
arch/x86/kernel/sysfb_simplefb.c | 95 +++++++++++
drivers/video/Kconfig | 5 +-
drivers/video/console/Kconfig | 3 +-
drivers/video/efifb.c | 302 ++++-----------------------------
drivers/video/simplefb.c | 58 +++++--
drivers/video/vesafb.c | 55 ++----
include/linux/platform_data/simplefb.h | 63 +++++++
12 files changed, 666 insertions(+), 330 deletions(-)
create mode 100644 arch/x86/include/asm/sysfb.h
create mode 100644 arch/x86/kernel/sysfb.c
create mode 100644 arch/x86/kernel/sysfb_efi.c
create mode 100644 arch/x86/kernel/sysfb_simplefb.c
create mode 100644 include/linux/platform_data/simplefb.h

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1.8.3.4



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