Re: doubt about sm7xxfb

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Wed Feb 11 2015 - 01:34:09 EST

On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:58:18AM +0530, Sudip Mukherjee wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 12:36:36PM +0800, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 07:37:47PM +0530, Sudip Mukherjee wrote:
> > > Hi Greg,
> > > we have this sm7xxfb in drivers/staging now which is supporting SM710,
> > > SM712, SM721 and SM722. I am also working on another new hardware
> > > SM750, which will be ready for staging in next 1 -2 weeks.
> > > this SM750 is entirely different hardware and these two drivers will
> > > have nothing in common.
> >
> > Then make a new driver!
> ok, but then won't the name sm7xxfb will be misleading?

Sure, but really, who cares :)

> > But why would a new driver go into staging? Anything new you create
> > should just go into the "correct" part of the kernel. Don't waste your
> > time on staging.
> this code has been given to me by Silicon Motion, and will require a
> few changes before it can be used with current kernel version. And to
> merge it into video/fbdev it will require many changes and cleanups.
> But to be frank this will have much less work to do compared to
> sm7xxfb, but as this is not part of my dayjob i can not give my full
> time to it. So I was thinking of staging.

Ok, that makes sense, I was thinking this was a "new" driver, instead of
a vendor driver crud.


greg k-h
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