[PATCH/RFC] ps3/block: Add ps3vram-ng driver for accessing video RAM as block device

Olaf Hering olaf at aepfle.de
Thu Mar 5 02:17:24 EST 2009

Am 04.03.2009 um 14:57 schrieb Geert Uytterhoeven:

> Ideally, we think it would be best if the existing MTD-based ps3vram  
> driver
> would be replaced by the new block-based ps3vram driver before  
> 2.6.29 is
> released. This would relieve the burden of supporting two different  
> swap space
> schemes on PS3 (swap on /dev/mtdblock0 vs. /dev/ps3vram) from the  
> distro
> maintainer's shoulders, as in that case there would never have been  
> a stable
> kernel version containing the MTD-based ps3vram driver.

openSuSE already ships with the ps3vram driver since a two releases.
A simple name based udev rule could symlink ps3vram to mtdblock0, so  
an upgrade
will not break existing setups.

> +obj-$(CONFIG_PS3_VRAM)		+= ps3vram_ng.o

Please give the driver the obvious name "ps3vram", that way upgrading  
will be smooth.

I see our old mtddriver does not have modalias support for autoloading.
Hopefully the new driver has this feature.


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