[linux-sunxi] Re: [PATCH 4/4] simplefb: add clock handling code
thierry.reding at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 05:21:16 PDT 2014
On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 02:02:58PM +0200, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 09:52:49AM +0200, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 05:09:00PM +0200, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> > > On Mon, Aug 25, 2014 at 05:05:04PM +0200, Thierry Reding wrote:
> > > >
> > > > No. simplefb just wants to write to some memory that hardware has been
> > > > set up to scan out. The platform requires that the clocks be on.
> > >
> > > Simplefb also requires that the memory is there and is persistent. Fine
> > > for discrete graphics cards, fine for rpi where most things are hidden
> > > from the ARM core anyway, not so fine for anybody else.
> > I don't understand. This patch series isn't changing anything about the
> > memory aspects of the driver yet it's working for you on sunxi, isn't
> > it? So it can't be all that broken.
> > Thierry
> Oh, i had to go wrestle with UBoot options and reserve 8MB off the top,
> which the kernel never gets told about. A nice throwback to x86 IGP
> bioses, a past i had thought i had left behind forgood.
Can you not use the reserved memory code (drivers/of/of_reserved_mem.c
in the kernel)? I think that's the generally accepted way to do this
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