E15 Carolina Frame Buffer Driver for 2.4

David Monro davidm at amberdata.demon.co.uk
Fri Nov 16 06:04:07 EST 2001

Robert E Brose II wrote:

> One caution:
> A big difference between the ibm_e15 fb driver running on 2.4 as opposed
> to 2.2 is that this code that tries to get the frame buffer base address
> succeeds in 2.4 but failed (and was hacked to a "default address") in
> 2.2.

There's a really good reason why 2.4 kernels don't need the hack which
maps it to the default; 2.4 kernels will assign PCI BARs which weren't
set up by the firmware. This code should be removed completely in the
2.4 version.



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