[PATCH 3/4] simplefb: Change simplefb_init from module_init to fs_initcall
grant.likely at linaro.org
Thu Nov 13 02:29:52 PST 2014
On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 9:24 AM, Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 11/13/2014 09:52 AM, Maxime Ripard wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 12, 2014 at 11:08:43PM +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
>>> One of the reasons for having the simplefb nodes in /chosen, and doing
>>> explicit enumeration of the nodes there, is too allow enumerating them sooner,
>>> so that we get a console earlier on.
>>> Doing this earlier then fs_initcall is not useful, since the fb only turns into
>>> a console when fbcon intializes, which is a fs_initcall too.
>>> Signed-off-by: Hans de Goede <hdegoede at redhat.com>
>>> drivers/video/fbdev/simplefb.c | 6 +++++-
>>> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>> diff --git a/drivers/video/fbdev/simplefb.c b/drivers/video/fbdev/simplefb.c
>>> index be7d288..8c0c972 100644
>>> --- a/drivers/video/fbdev/simplefb.c
>>> +++ b/drivers/video/fbdev/simplefb.c
>>> @@ -415,7 +415,11 @@ static void __exit simplefb_exit(void)
>>> + * While this can be a module, if builtin it's most likely the console
>>> + * So let's leave module_exit but move module_init to an earlier place
>>> + */
>> Not really related to this patch itself, but do we want to support
>> simplefb as a module? It seems like it's going to be most of the time
> A valid point, my mean reasoning here is that some may see not being able to
> use it as a module as a regression, so I just kept things as is, but I do
> agree that it is advisable to just build it in.
Like a lot of things, if it is made a modules, and it breaks for the
user, the user gets to keep the pieces. There are potentially some
valid scenarios where it is fine to have it as a module. I don't
recommend changing this unless is actually starts causing problems.
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