Re: kexec and framebuffer

From: Kalev Lember
Date: Thu Jul 20 2006 - 16:44:22 EST

Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
>> I am wondering what would be the preferred method to extract screen_info
>> from running kernel. Should this be made available from sysfs or maybe a
>> new system call be created?
> Simply ask /dev/fb0?
> Patch for kexec tools attached.
Thank you, this was really helpful.
> + if (0 != strcmp(, "vesafb"))
> + goto out;
I think this check should be removed so that other framebuffer drivers
besides vesafb would also work. Additionally the is "VESA VGA",
not "vesafb".

Could you please submit this for inclusion in kexec-tools or do you want
me to do it?

Kalev Lember
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