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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 3/3] fbdev: fbmem: avoid exporting fb_center_logo

On 8/29/19 9:08 AM, Peter Rosin wrote:
> On 2019-08-27 13:35, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
>> Hi Peter,
>> On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 1:09 PM Peter Rosin <> wrote:
>>> The variable is only ever used from fbcon.c which is linked into the
>>> same module. Therefore, the export is not needed.
>>> Signed-off-by: Peter Rosin <>
>> Reviewed-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>

Thanks, patch queued for v5.6 (also sorry for the delay).

>> But note that the same is true for fb_class, so perhaps it can be added
>> (or better, removed ;-)?
> Right. Someone please let me know if 3/3 needs to be extended. I'm also
> happy to just drop it...

Please send incremental patch for fb_class.

>> Once drivers/staging/olpc_dcon/olpc_dcon.c stops abusing registered_fb[]
>> and num_registered_fb, those can go, too.
>> Does anyone remembe why au1200fb calls fb_prepare_logo() and fb_show_logo()
>> itself?
> Maybe there should be a small drivers/video/fbdev/core/fbmem.h file (or
> something) with these "internal" declarations, to hide some clutter currently
> in include/linux/fb.h?

Sounds like a good idea.

> Feels like that could be done later, after these other cleanups you mention,
> so that the new file has a few more things to declare.
Best regards,
Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz
Samsung R&D Institute Poland
Samsung Electronics

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