Re: [PATCH] fbdev: colormap fixes

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Thu Jul 28 2005 - 08:45:06 EST

On Thu, 28 Jul 2005, Jon Smirl wrote:
> On 7/28/05, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Jul 2005, Linux Kernel Mailing List wrote:
> There are a couple of ways to fix this.
> 1) Add a check to limit use of the sysfs attributes to 256 entries. If
> you want more you have to use /dev/fb0 and the ioctl. More is an
> uncommon case.
> 2) Switch this to a binary parameter. Now you have to use tools like
> hexdump instead of cat to work with the data. It was nice to be able
> to use cat to see the current map.
> Does anyone have preferences for which way to fix it?

I prefer the first way.

> Thanks for catching the problems. I'm posting these patches to fbdev
> for review first so it is best to catch bugs there.

Sorry, sometimes I miss a few things...



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