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SubjectRe: [PATCH] fbdev: make FB_BACKLIGHT a tristate
On 10/11/18, Rob Clark <robdclark@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 3:02 AM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 3:16 AM Rob Clark <robdclark@gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 11:35 AM Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de> wrote:
>> > >
>> > > On 10/10/18, Rob Clark <robdclark@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > > BACKLIGHT_CLASS_DEVICE is already tristate, but a dependency
>> > > > FB_BACKLIGHT prevents it from being built as a module. There
>> > > > doesn't seem to be any particularly good reason for this, so
>> > > > switch FB_BACKLIGHT over to tristate.
>> > > >
>> > > > Signed-off-by: Rob Clark <robdclark@gmail.com>
>> > >
>> > > I don't see anything immediately wrong, but anything related to
>> > > BACKLIGHT_CLASS_DEVICE, BACKLIGHT_LCD_SUPPORT
>> > > and FB_BACKLIGHT is really fragile in Kconfig, because of the
>> > > way those interact with other options.
>> > >
>> > > I've applied your patch to my randconfig build tree for testing,
>> > > let's see what happens there before you apply it.
>> > >
>> >
>> > thanks.. tbh the fragility of backlight vs kconfig is why I've
>> > procrastinated on fixing this for a while.. in the end the solution
>> > seems not as bad as I feared (and after a iteration or two makes rhel
>> > kernel builds for various archs happy, at least).. but defn some
>> > randconfig build testing is in order.
>>
>> Ok, my overnight testing shows no regression, so please add
>>
>> Tested-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
>
> Thanks
>
>>
>> > PS. discovering that the thing you need to fix (a) never really worked
>> > as intended, and (b) involves backlight + fbdev.. is never a good way
>> > to start your day ;-)
>>
>> I still have a bunch of related fixes in my tree that address
>> randconfig builds that never worked. I think at one point
>> I got a few 'Reviewed-by' replies from DRM folks, but then
>> nobody picked it up and subsequently it stopped applying.
>> I need to go back and dig out all the dependent patches from
>> my randconfig tree and resend that.
>
> I assume those patches (and this one) would be picked up via fbdev tree?

I think the others should go through the DRM tree, but I don't think
I'll have time to revisit them before the merge window, so don't wait
for that.

Arnd

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