[PATCH 02/13] fbdev: add remove_conflicting_pci_framebuffers()
gregkh at linuxfoundation.org
Tue Nov 28 11:32:38 UTC 2017
On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 11:22:17AM +0100, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> 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.
Yes, if no one is working to get it out of staging, that means no one
cares about it, and it needs to be removed from the tree.
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