Re: [RFC PATCH 0/3] staging: remove fbdev drivers

From: Benjamin Herrenschmidt
Date: Thu Dec 08 2016 - 16:58:20 EST

On Fri, 2016-12-09 at 08:34 +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> As I mentioned earlier, probably 1 or 2 years ago, Dave made the
> argument that shadowing through memory was necessary and precluded 2D
> accel, though I don't fully remember the root of the argument. If that
> is indeed not the case, then my main objection is lifted.

Things seem to change quickly as Daniel pointed out.

So ast and cirrus seem to still use a manual dirty tracking and
shadowing (though I'm not sure why), but the infrastructure for
that has moved from the drivers to the helpers.

bochs (qemu) doesn't seem to anymore from what I can see as it
doesn't have a ->dirty callback.