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

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Date: Tue Dec 13 2016 - 03:54:47 EST


> Well, I had that argument with Dave Airlie which I CCed. The "dumb" ones like
> bochsdrmfb, cirrusdrmfb, astdrmfb ... all use shadowing, meaning they use a
> lot more memory and cannot do any 2D acceleration for fbcon.

Well, at least for cirrusdrmfb using 2d accel is kida pointless as this
only shifts the software bitblit from the kernel to qemu ...