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From: Thomas Zimmermann <tzimmermann@suse.de>
To: Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm@redhat.com>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Peter Robinson <pbrobinson@gmail.com>,
	David Airlie <airlied@linux.ie>,
	Maarten Lankhorst <maarten.lankhorst@linux.intel.com>,
	Maxime Ripard <mripard@kernel.org>,
	dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] drm/fb-helper: improve DRM fbdev emulation device names
Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 20:53:56 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <fc6540fa-1945-a15d-239d-e87bb4d3fa9e@suse.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <bfd6fa47-497a-64bc-c2fc-a081bd41d5ec@redhat.com>


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Hi

Am 21.05.21 um 19:18 schrieb Javier Martinez Canillas:
> On 5/21/21 6:53 PM, Thomas Zimmermann wrote:
> 
> [snip]
> 
>>>
>>> So what with all the drivers which do _not_ have drm in their name? Also
>>> I'm never sure how much these are uapi or not ...
>>
> 
> That someone could threat as an uapi is a fair point indeed.
>   
>> Why do we need a suffix anyway?
>>
> 
> Yes, I thought the same and was torn about posting a patch to just remove
> the suffix. I don't think users care that much if is a fb device from a
> fbdev driver or a DRM driver using the fbdev emulation.

Yup. I don't see how anything in userspace would depend on the exact 
name; especially since fbdev emulation only provides basic features. 
(I'd welcome a counter examples that proves me wrong.)

IMHO we can risk it to remove the suffix entirely. But that needs an ack 
from Daniel or Dave.

Best regards
Thomas

> 
>>> -Daniel
>>>
> 
> Best regards,
> 

-- 
Thomas Zimmermann
Graphics Driver Developer
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH
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(HRB 36809, AG Nürnberg)
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  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-21 18:54 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-21 13:19 Javier Martinez Canillas
2021-05-21 13:19 ` Javier Martinez Canillas
2021-05-21 15:33 ` Daniel Vetter
2021-05-21 15:33   ` Daniel Vetter
2021-05-21 16:53   ` Thomas Zimmermann
2021-05-21 17:18     ` Javier Martinez Canillas
2021-05-21 18:53       ` Thomas Zimmermann [this message]
2021-05-25 13:08         ` Daniel Vetter
2021-05-25 13:08           ` Daniel Vetter
2021-05-25 13:34           ` Thomas Zimmermann
2021-05-25 13:52             ` Javier Martinez Canillas

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