RFC: vesafb

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Fri Jan 25 20:22:08 EST 2002

On Thu, 24 Jan 2002, Tom Rini wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 01:20:10PM -0600, hollis at austin.ibm.com wrote:
> > The attached patch allows vesafb to work on PPC. vesafb does surprisingly
> > little with the BIOS (which I thought was the whole point of VESA). With some
> > ifdef's I'm able to use it as sort of a VGA offb -- the firmware initializes
> > the card, and the driver just uses it and never mucks with it.
> This looks good to me.  My only comment is you should probably use
> CONFIG_MTRR around the mtrr bits instead of __i386__ (which is what


> other drivers do).  Geert, since you're still overall fb maintainer

What's in a name...

> (yes?) would you be willing to sign off on these changes to be sent to
> Marcelo for 2.4.19-pre1?

Just send them to Marcelo, CC me, and say it's OK for me to include them.
Or better, ask Gerd Knorr to send them in (please CC me)?



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