sparse and DRM on non-x86

Keith Whitwell keith at
Fri Oct 1 10:45:29 PDT 2004

Jon Smirl wrote:
> 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).

Hmm, not sure that's going to happen.


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