Re: [PATCH] Revert "staging: sm7xxfb: remove driver"

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Thu Nov 20 2014 - 18:24:58 EST

On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 05:09:25PM -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> Someone reported a bug in the function graph tracer for MIPS. As I'm
> still waiting on my USB serial for my Imagination MIPS board, I decided
> to bring my Lemote Yeeloong laptop back up to the latest kernel. This
> is where I noticed that the screen no longer displays anything.
> I ran a bisect, which came across a staging commit that removed the
> sm7xxfb driver. When I reverted it on a v3.18-rc5 kernel and booted it
> on my Lemote laptop, the display worked again.
> I then did a search for this commit and found that Debian reverted it
> too. Seems that there's still some Debian users of this laptop. (RMS?)
> What needs to be done to make this a "proper" driver? I can try to
> support it, although I have no idea how it works :-)

Have you read the TODO file in this patch? If you are willing to work
on this, I'll be glad to apply it, but the reason I removed it was
because no one had done anything with it for a very long time.

It needs a maintainer / developer, otherwise I can't take this.


greg k-h
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