Re: kernel support for non-English user messages

From: Denis Vlasenko (
Date: Wed Apr 16 2003 - 00:03:20 EST

On 14 April 2003 17:23, wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Apr 2003 14:40:46 +0300, Denis Vlasenko said:
> > OTOH "I can go read the source" is the ultimate documentation
> > which we have for zero extra effort.
> It's a non-zero extra effort for me to poke around in the source for
> drivers/video/riva/fbdev.c trying to find what parameters are legal
> to attach to 'video=rivafb' - at least one posting to LKML has listed
> append="video=rivafb,xres:1024,yres:768,bpp:8" but looking at the
> rivafb_setup() code that only checks for "forceCRTC", "flatpanel",
> and "nomtrr" - so even MORE digging is needed to find out who parses
> the xres, yres, bpp values, what other values are legal, etc etc.

I talked about entirely different matter: what happens when you read
some doc and either it does not answer your question or is
demonstrably wrong? In Linux, you say "Linux sucks" and go read the code.
In Windows/Oracle/etc you say "Windows sucks" and start banging your
head against the wall.

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