[PATCH v2 7/9] vga16fb: drop powerpc support

Javier Martinez Canillas javierm at redhat.com
Thu Jul 20 00:23:53 AEST 2023

Arnd Bergmann <arnd at kernel.org> writes:

> From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
> I noticed that commit 0db5b61e0dc07 ("fbdev/vga16fb: Create
> EGA/VGA devices in sysfb code") broke vga16fb on non-x86 platforms,
> because the sysfb code never creates a vga-framebuffer device when
> screen_info.orig_video_isVGA is set to '1' instead of VIDEO_TYPE_VGAC.
> However, it turns out that the only architecture that has allowed
> building vga16fb in the past 20 years is powerpc, and this only worked
> on two 32-bit platforms and never on 64-bit powerpc. The last machine
> that actually used this was removed in linux-3.10, so this is all dead
> code and can be removed.
> The big-endian support in vga16fb.c could also be removed, but I'd just
> leave this in place.
> Fixes: 933ee7119fb14 ("powerpc: remove PReP platform")
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
> ---

Reviewed-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm at redhat.com>

Best regards,

Javier Martinez Canillas
Core Platforms
Red Hat

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