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Subject[PATCH v2] Revert "drm/fb-helper: improve DRM fbdev emulation device names"
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This reverts commit b3484d2b03e4c940a9598aa841a52d69729c582a.

That change attempted to improve the DRM drivers fbdev emulation device
names to avoid having confusing names like "simpledrmdrmfb" in /proc/fb.

But unfortunately, there are user-space programs such as pm-utils that
match against the fbdev names and so broke after the mentioned commit.

Since the names in /proc/fb are used by tools that consider it an uAPI,
let's restore the old names even when this lead to silly names like the
one mentioned above.

Fixes: b3484d2b03e4 ("drm/fb-helper: improve DRM fbdev emulation device names")
Reported-by: Johannes Stezenbach <js@sig21.net>
Signed-off-by: Javier Martinez Canillas <javierm@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Ville Syrjälä <ville.syrjala@linux.intel.com>
---

Changes in v2:
- Add a comment explaining that the current /proc/fb names are an uAPI.
- Add a Fixes: tag so it can be cherry-picked by stable kernels.
- Add Ville Syrjälä's Reviewed-by tag.

drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c | 8 +++++++-
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c
index 8e7a124d6c5a..22bf690910b2 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_fb_helper.c
@@ -1743,7 +1743,13 @@ void drm_fb_helper_fill_info(struct fb_info *info,
sizes->fb_width, sizes->fb_height);

info->par = fb_helper;
- snprintf(info->fix.id, sizeof(info->fix.id), "%s",
+ /*
+ * The DRM drivers fbdev emulation device name can be confusing if the
+ * driver name also has a "drm" suffix on it. Leading to names such as
+ * "simpledrmdrmfb" in /proc/fb. Unfortunately, it's an uAPI and can't
+ * be changed due user-space tools (e.g: pm-utils) matching against it.
+ */
+ snprintf(info->fix.id, sizeof(info->fix.id), "%sdrmfb",
fb_helper->dev->driver->name);

}
--
2.31.1
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