Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Sat Jan 26 03:55:34 EST 2002

On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Tom Rini wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 25, 2002 at 05:28:21PM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > On Fri, 25 Jan 2002, Tom Rini wrote:
> > > Right.  The problem is that exporting a module symbol based on CONFIG_
> > > option is bad taste.  I'd rather not do it based on FB_VGA16_MODULE ||
> >
> > I'd really like to get rid of the screen_info. It's some kind of
> > `residual data', filled in with values passed by the BIOS (on ia32).
> Perhaps we can in 2.5 as part of the fb rewrite that's going on.  But I
> don't think it's an option for 2.4, do you?

Indeed not for 2.4.x.

Note that it's not pure fb-related, since vgacon relies heavily on screen_info.



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