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Date:	Sun, 18 Jul 2010 00:10:27 +0200
From:	Linus Walleij <>
Cc:	Linus Walleij <>,
	Viktar Palstsiuk <>,, Russell King <>,,
	Andrew Morton <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] MISC: driver for the character LCD found in ARM 

2010/7/17 Ivan Kuten <>:

>  Hello Linus,
> Any chance to sync your efforts with lcd-linux project
> ( ?

If the LCD-linux people make an attempt to go into the mainline, I
promise I will immediately migrate my driver out of drivers/misc
and out into drivers/lcd or wherever it'll end up.

I cannot drive it however, they seem to be using special
hardware I haven't got access to.

> They seems to have a support for HD44780 LCD controller.

That's not the tricky bit of this driver actually, though there
is sure code to be de-duplicated if LCD-linux is merged,
ARM have some special-purpose silicon to handle the
HD44780 e.g. to fire interrupts when the display responds

Linus Walleij
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