[PATCH] Add m1bpp (monochrome, 1 bit/pixel) pixel format

Drew DeVault sir at cmpwn.com
Fri Sep 15 15:21:47 UTC 2017

On 2017-09-15  6:17 PM, Pekka Paalanen wrote:
> DRM is for driving any kind of display, GPU or not, acceleratable or
> not. What it gives us is a standard userspace ABI to poke all display
> devices with.
> There could be other reasons to not write a DRM driver, but "only for
> GPU stuff" is not one.

Good to know, thanks for clarifying. I hadn't dug that deeply into it.
You're correct, though, that there are other reasons not to add it to
DRM. There's no standard way of connecting this display to your
computer, and there would be cause for users to want to do it
differently if an attempt at standardization was made. That's probably a
solvable problem, but would require extending DRM in ways that aren't
really worth the trouble imo. It'd be cool, though.

Drew DeVault

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