Re: [PATCH 1/4] vgacon: rework Kconfig dependencies

From: Russell King (Oracle)
Date: Tue Aug 01 2023 - 13:20:52 EST

On Fri, Jul 07, 2023 at 11:52:23AM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
> The list of dependencies here is phrased as an opt-out, but this is missing
> a lot of architectures that don't actually support VGA consoles, and some
> of the entries are stale:
> - powerpc used to support VGA consoles in the old arch/ppc codebase, but
> the merged arch/powerpc never did
> - arm lists footbridge, integrator and netwinder, but netwinder is actually
> part of footbridge, and integrator does not appear to have an actual
> VGA hardware, or list it in its ATAG or DT.

Integrator/AP has PCI, and I have had PCI VGA cards plugged in to that
hardware when I've had it.

Provided any platform sets up PCI in a compatible way, and can run the
VGA's BIOS to initialise the card, then vgacon is supportable.

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