Re: [PATCH] arm64: kernel: need extern variable 'screen_info' forrelated driver using.

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Tue May 21 2013 - 02:57:40 EST

On Tue, May 21, 2013 at 5:15 AM, Chen Gang <gang.chen@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I think it would be better if we added a something like
>> CONFIG_HAVE_VGA_CONSOLE, which VGA_CONSOLE can then depend on. Architectures
>> like x86 can then select the former, and we can remove the long list of
>> architectures from the current option.
> I guess your meaning is:
> under arm64, actually, need not support 'VGA_CONSOLE', and 'screen_info' is useless.
> So better to define 'CONFIG_HAVE_VGA_CONSOLE' which 'VGA_CONSOLE' can depend on it, and in arm64, we do not define CONFIG_HAVE_VGA_CONSOLE.
> Is it correct ?

No, you missed "and we can remove the long list of architectures from the
current option".

> If so, I recommend to add depend item for VGA_CONSOLE directly:

I strongly support CONFIG_HAVE_VGA_CONSOLE.



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