[PATCH] powerpc: Use shared font data

Sam Ravnborg sam at ravnborg.org
Wed Jul 26 03:01:04 AEST 2023

Hi David,

On Tue, Jul 25, 2023 at 01:01:41AM +0100, linux at treblig.org wrote:
> From: "Dr. David Alan Gilbert" <linux at treblig.org>
> PowerPC has a 'btext' font used for the console which is almost identical
> to the shared font_sun8x16, so use it rather than duplicating the data.
> They were actually identical until about a decade ago when
>    commit bcfbeecea11c ("drivers: console: font_: Change a glyph from
>                         "broken bar" to "vertical line"")
> which changed the | in the shared font to be a solid
> bar rather than a broken bar.  That's the only difference.
> This was originally spotted by PMD which noticed that sparc does
> the same thing with the same data, and they also share a bunch
> of functions to manipulate the data.  I've previously posted a near
> identical patch for sparc.
> One difference I notice in PowerPC is that there are a bunch of compile
> options for the .c files for the early code to avoid a bunch of security
> compilation features;  it's not clear to me if this is a problem for
> this font data.
> Tested very lightly with a boot without FS in qemu.
> Signed-off-by: Dr. David Alan Gilbert <linux at treblig.org>

Yep, looks very similar to sparc, so

Reviewed-by: Sam Ravnborg <sam at ravnborg.org>

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