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Re: kernel 2.2 and d-i

On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, Petr Stehlik wrote:
> V Út, 10. 08. 2004 v 10:00, Geert Uytterhoeven píše:
> > > Real disappointed by the kernel 2.4.26 that allocates the videoram
> > > randomly and often completely out of 24-bit VIDEL range I have given
> > > last try with the 2.2.x kernel. And what a surprise - at the moment
> > > where kernel 2.4.x turned font colors to red and got stuck the 2.2.x
> > > cleared the screen and offered language selection!
> >
> > Probably frame buffer devices are initialised later in 2.4 than in 2.2.
> Why do you think so? I'd say the frame buffer is active since beginning,
> the penguin is there since first moment.

Because it used to get ST-RAM from atari_stram_alloc(), while you get

> How to fix this? Do we need to fix the ST-RAM swap space? Or should the
> kernel allocate ALL remaining ST-RAM as a static pool before the
> mem_init and later use this pool for atari_stram_alloc?

When is ST-RAM swap enabled? Before atafb is initialized?



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
							    -- Linus Torvalds

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