[PATCH/RFC] fbdev: Add FOURCC-based format configuration API

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Sat Aug 13 02:42:41 PDT 2011

Hi LAurent,

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 19:19, Laurent Pinchart
<laurent.pinchart at ideasonboard.com> wrote:
> On Monday 01 August 2011 11:49:46 Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> As several of the FOURCC formats duplicate formats you can already specify
>> in some other way (e.g. the RGB and greyscale formats), and as FOURCC makes
>> life easier for the application writer, I'm wondering whether it makes sense
>> to add FOURCC support in the generic layer for drivers that don't support
>> it? I.e. the generic layer would fill in fb_var_screeninfo depending on the
>> requested FOURCC mode, if possible.
> That's a good idea, but I'd like to add that in a second step. I'm working on
> a proof-of-concept by porting a driver to the FOURCC-based API first.

Sure! I was just mentioning it, so we keep it in the back of our head and don't
make decisions now that would make it impossible to add that later.



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