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Re: [PATCH 2/2] framebuffer: Remove pmag-aa-fb

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] framebuffer: Remove pmag-aa-fb
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2013 22:21:59 +0200
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On Sun, Sep 22, 2013 at 10:09 PM, Maciej W. Rozycki
<macro@linux-mips.org> wrote:
>  Thanks, but the changes required are actually much more than that -- the
> driver has never been converted to the modern TURBOchannel API.  I have
> now dug out an old patch I was working on back in 2006 to convert this
> driver as well as drivers/video/maxinefb.c.  I'll try to complete the two
> drivers as soon as possible (unfortunately I can't test the latter at all;
> it's for an onboard graphics adapter of another DECstation model),
> although I now remember the main reason I didn't complete them back then
> was they used an old internal API that was removed and no suitable
> replacement provided.  I need to investigate again what that actually was
> though (hw cursor probably).

pmag-aa-fb.c still has struct display_switch (for the old drawing API) and the
old fb_ops (with get_var()/get_fix()), instead of the new fb_ops (rectangular
drawing API and var/fix as member data).

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

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