Re: No more new fbdev drivers, please

From: Alex Deucher
Date: Sat Sep 26 2015 - 13:08:03 EST

On Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 4:28 AM, Geert Uytterhoeven
<geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 5:23 PM, Daniel Vetter <daniel@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 02:46:21PM +0200, Thomas Petazzoni wrote:
>>> Or are there some plans to make the writing of DRM drivers for very
>>> simple/trivial devices a bit simpler?
>> Since years I'm trying to sell someone on implementing support for
>> drm_simple_outputs which would collapse the crtc->encoder->connector
>> chain into 1 entity. Would be trivial to implement and then trivial to
>> write simple drivers on top of that. And besides that drm already has
>> piles of reallly simple drivers with just one output and one framebuffer.
>> There's no reason not to use drm for gfx drivers at all.
> Good to hear that!
> For the (mailing list) record, can you please provide some explicit pointers
> to these existing really simple drivers?

See the tilcdc, ast, mgag200, and udl drivers for example.


> Thanks!
> Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
> Geert
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