[PATCH v2] drm/panel: simple: Add support for Innolux AT070TN92

Thierry Reding thierry.reding at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 15:30:49 PDT 2016

On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 02:11:19PM +0200, Holger Schurig wrote:
> Thierry Reding <thierry.reding at gmail.com> writes:
> > Applied, thanks.
> I once read that this is the recommended way to go, instead of
> specifying the timings in the device tree. Why is this so?  Any new
> display just increases the .text size of the kernel unnessary.

It's actually only the .rodata section that's increased every time we
add a new display panel.

> Did this idea stem from the era where bootloaders like Barebox couldn't
> modify the DT ad-hoc before handing it over to the kernel?

No, not really. But since this has come up every now and again I finally
wrote down my recollection and thoughts on the matter, hopefully that
will be satisfactory as an answer:


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