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