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From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
To: linux-fbdev-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Cc: Ondrej Zajicek <santiago@crfreenet.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, adaplas@gmail.com
Subject: Re: [Linux-fbdev-devel] [PATCH 1/4] gxfb: Replace FBSIZE config option with a kernel argument
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 09:16:34 +0100 (CET)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0803100915300.8567@anakin> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080309195754.6d972be7@ephemeral>

On Sun, 9 Mar 2008, Andres Salomon wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Mar 2008 23:00:25 +0100
> Ondrej Zajicek <santiago@crfreenet.org> wrote:
> 
> > On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 08:19:50PM -0500, Andres Salomon wrote:
> > > > assuming this is historical at this point, and manual options parsing can
> > > > be removed from all fb drivers at this point, or is there another reason
> > > > why manual parsing would be necessary?
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > Could I get an answer from the fbdevel folks about this?  It looks like
> > > the fb_get_options stuff is there for backwards compatibility.
> > 
> > I think so. I used fb_get_options() in arkfb and vt8623fb for mode option
> > only. Universal notation module.option=value is much nicer than manual
> > options parsing.  

This `module.option=value' is a quite recent introduction? I first saw it
mentioned earlier this year...

> If that is indeed the case, here's a patch that might be useful.  I have
> no idea what kind of timeframe would be proposed for removing
> fb_get_options (or if it's even desirable to remove it at all given that
> people are likely still using video=$foo syntax).

Probably it's way too early for that...

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

						Geert

--
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-10  8:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-23  6:10 Andres Salomon
2008-02-28  0:31 ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-28  0:58   ` Andres Salomon
2008-02-28  1:12     ` Jordan Crouse
2008-03-09  1:19     ` [PATCH 1/4] " Andres Salomon
2008-03-09  1:19     ` Andres Salomon
2008-03-09 18:12       ` Randy Dunlap
2008-03-09 22:00       ` [Linux-fbdev-devel] " Ondrej Zajicek
2008-03-09 23:57         ` Andres Salomon
2008-03-10  8:16           ` Geert Uytterhoeven [this message]
2008-03-11 20:25   ` Andres Salomon

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