[PATCH 3/9] video: sysfb: always provide vbefb device

From: David Herrmann
Date: Sun Feb 17 2013 - 13:01:54 EST

From: David Herrmann <dh.herrmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

HACK: This should be provided by architecture setup code. But to show how it is
supposed to work, we now simply add a "vbefb" device during initialization.

The better way to do this is by moving this into arch-code. So for instance the
x86 boot initialization should create this platform-device after VBE/VESA screen
detection. Other architectures can do the same or introduce other framebuffer
types than SYSFB_VBE.

Signed-off-by: David Herrmann <dh.herrmann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/video/sysfb.c | 8 ++++++++
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/video/sysfb.c b/drivers/video/sysfb.c
index 5b47a9a..0c0a4e7 100644
--- a/drivers/video/sysfb.c
+++ b/drivers/video/sysfb.c
@@ -271,6 +271,8 @@ static struct platform_driver sysfb_vbe_driver = {
.remove = sysfb_vbe_remove,

+static struct platform_device *sysfb_vbe_device;
static int __init sysfb_init(void)
int ret;
@@ -287,6 +289,12 @@ static int __init sysfb_init(void)
goto err_bus;

+ sysfb_vbe_device = platform_device_register_data(NULL, "vbefb", -1,
+ &screen_info,
+ sizeof(screen_info));
+ if (!sysfb_vbe_device)
+ pr_warn("cannot create vbefb device\n");
return 0;


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