[PATCH 02/13] fbdev: add remove_conflicting_pci_framebuffers()

Daniel Vetter daniel at ffwll.ch
Tue Nov 28 10:22:17 UTC 2017

On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 08:52:19PM +0000, Sudip Mukherjee wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 11:27:59AM +0100, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 24, 2017 at 06:53:31PM +0100, Michał Mirosław wrote:
> > > Almost all drivers using remove_conflicting_framebuffers() wrap it with
> > > the same code. Extract common part from PCI drivers into separate
> > > remove_conflicting_pci_framebuffers().
> > > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Michał Mirosław <mirq-linux at rere.qmqm.pl>
> > 
> > Since the only driver that seems to use this is the staging one, which imo
> > is a DOA project, not sure it's worth to bother with this here.
> afaik, this device is used in production by few manufacturers and it is
> usefull for them to have it in the tree and the only reason it is still
> in staging is because Tomi announced he will not take any new drivers in
> fbdev. And, so I have not taken the initiative to properly move it out
> of staging. I think Bartlomiej will also not accept new drivers in fbdev.

Imo, if no one cares about porting it to kms (which will give you an fbdev
driver for free), then we should throw it out. At least I thought staging
was only for stuff that had a reasonable chance to get mainlined. Not as a
dumping ground for drivers that people use, but don't bother to get ready
for mainline.

Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

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