[PATCH 3/4] simplefb: disable dt node upon remove

Stephen Warren swarren at wwwdotorg.org
Wed Aug 13 12:58:36 PDT 2014

On 08/13/2014 01:25 PM, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 08:14:37PM +0100, Grant Likely wrote:
>> BTW, Is anyone currently using the simple framebuffer for early
>> console? For early console we would want to start using it well before
>> setting up platform devices.
> The code that sets up simplefb for sunxi is primarily for providing a
> console in u-boot (using the ancient cfbconsole infrastructure). From
> what i can tell, the u-boot code for rpi is about showing a splash
> screen (using the much newer lcd infrastructure).

There's no splash screen on the Pi in the upstream U-Boot code. The LCD 
displays the U-Boot console/stdout. If USB support for the Pi's USB host 
is ever sent upstream, that will allow the user to use USB/LCD for 
U-Boot control, rather than serial.

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