Re: [Linux-fbdev-devel] Re: [announce 7/7] fbsplash - documentation

From: Jon Smirl
Date: Wed Mar 09 2005 - 11:55:32 EST

On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 23:37:29 +0100, Michal Januszewski <spock@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 04:18:07AM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > It should probably just use its own hotplug agent instead of calling
> > the helper directly.
> I've just had a look at it, and it seems possible. From what I have seen
> in the firmware_class.c code, it would require:
> - registering a class somewhere in the initializaton code
> - every time a request from fbcon is generated:
> - register the class device
> - create a timer
> - call kobject_hotplug() to send the event to userspace
> - unregister the device

framebuffer already has a class registered. check out /sys/class/grpahics.

You should be able to just call request_firmware and have it download
your image whenever you need it. It doesn't have to be firmware,
request_firmware will download anything.

Jon Smirl
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