E15 Carolina Frame Buffer Driver for 2.4

Robert E Brose II bob at kunk.jriver.com
Fri Nov 16 09:50:47 EST 2001

User David Monro says:
> 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.

Makes sense to me. It APPEARS the crashing problems I was having
were with the 2.4.15-pre4 kernel. I'm running a kernel.org 2.4.14 kernel
with only the ext3 patch and the addition of the e15 driver and
it works fine so far...

I was thinking of hacking the mmap stuff into it to give the illusion
of acceleration. That's probably as far as I can take it. I'm sure it
would be nice to merge it with the S3 code, whether in the 2.4 kernel
trio  code or elsewhere however that's likely more that I can budget
time for now... If you change the driver more perhaps you can put it
back up on your carolina page?

Robert E. Brose II    N0QBJ
bob at kunk.jriver.com

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