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Re: sudo oops on mips64 linux_2_4

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: sudo oops on mips64 linux_2_4
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 21:57:36 +0200 (MEST)
Cc: Ladislav Michl <ladis@linux-mips.org>, Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>, Linux/MIPS Development <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1030716215248.25959N-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>
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On Wed, 16 Jul 2003, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Wed, 16 Jul 2003, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > >  Well, that's not wrong per se and is actually valid at least for
> > > CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL.  And the code should fail gracefully if there nothing
> > > useful to do.
> > 
> > You do not want to set CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL=y, since the virtual frame buffer
> > device is meant for testing only.
> 
>  Sure -- and I should expect random crashes if I happen to enable it,
> right? 

I don't think so. Even if you set CONFIG_FB_VIRTUAL=y, you have to explicitly
enable it by passing `video=vfb' on the kernel command line. And it shouldn't
cause random crashes (but you never know ;-)

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                                                Geert

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