[RFC PATCH 0/3] staging: remove fbdev drivers

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Thu Dec 8 14:44:30 UTC 2016

Hi Thomas,

On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 3:37 PM, Thomas Petazzoni
<thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:22:09 +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> > Wut. We have like 20+ small atomic drivers nowdays.
>> That's fast! Only two weeks ago you said:
>> | Bummer, they still haven't landed. But afaik there's at least 4 of
>> | them floating around in various places ...
> You're not talking about the same thing I believe.
> When Daniel says "small atomic drivers", he talks about the relatively
> small DRM drivers for SoC display controllers, such as the ones you can
> find in ARM SoCs.
> When you say "small driver", you're thinking about drivers for I2C or
> SPI connected displays.

No, I wasn't thinking about I2C or SPI connected displays, but about simple
dumb memory-mapped frame buffers, which is what fbdev was initially
developed for.



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