sparse and DRM on non-x86

Jon Smirl jonsmirl at
Fri Oct 1 10:09:54 PDT 2004

On Fri, 01 Oct 2004 18:05:29 +0100, Keith Whitwell
<keith at> wrote:
> > This implies that DRM should be passing back two distinct handle
> > types, one for normal and one for IOMEM, so that the user space app
> > will use the correct access function. This is also a pretty good
> > argument for hiding direct framebuffer access and forcing access with
> > read/write calls on a handle like the IA64 people want to do.
> When you say "read" and "write" and "handle", do you mean read(2)/write(2) and
> filehandle?  Or some sort of #defined read/write macros? or something else?

They want to use read(2)/write(2).

> Keith

Jon Smirl
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