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From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To: Linux Frame Buffer Device Development 
Cc: Linux Kernel Development <>
Subject: 2.6.20: Modular fb and logo crash
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 15:46:21 +0100 (CET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

If you don't have any builtin frame buffer device driver and insmod a frame
buffer device driver, the logo code will still try to display the logo (which
is __initdata). This may cause a crash.

Originally (2.1.x, is it that long ago I used a modular frame buffer device
driver?), this didn't happen because initmem_freed (which no longer exists) was
checked. BTW, there's still a comment in drivers/video/console/fbcon.c about

Anyone else who's seeing this? Anyone with an idea how to fix this?
Moving the logo code to userspace is not considered a solution ;-)




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             reply	other threads:[~2007-02-07 14:46 UTC|newest]

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2007-02-07 14:46 Geert Uytterhoeven [this message]
2007-02-08 16:12 ` Bill Davidsen

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