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Date:	Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:19:03 +0200
From:	Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@...hat.com>
To:	David Herrmann <dh.herrmann@...il.com>
Cc:	Dave Airlie <airlied@...hat.com>,
	"open list:DRM DRIVERS" <dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org>,
	open list <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] cirrus: add missing drm_connector_register call

On Fr, 2014-09-19 at 10:37 +0200, David Herrmann wrote:
> Hi
> 
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 10:11 AM, Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@...hat.com> wrote:
> > Signed-off-by: Gerd Hoffmann <kraxel@...hat.com>
> > ---
> >  drivers/gpu/drm/cirrus/cirrus_mode.c | 1 +
> >  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/cirrus/cirrus_mode.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/cirrus/cirrus_mode.c
> > index e1c5c32..c7c5a9d 100644
> > --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/cirrus/cirrus_mode.c
> > +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/cirrus/cirrus_mode.c
> > @@ -555,6 +555,7 @@ static struct drm_connector *cirrus_vga_init(struct drm_device *dev)
> >
> >         drm_connector_helper_add(connector, &cirrus_vga_connector_helper_funcs);
> >
> > +       drm_connector_register(connector);
> 
> Error checking?

Hmm, I see plenty of calls like this in the kernel.

Also: What should happen on error?  The driver itself and cirrusdrmfb
works just fine without that, so I don't feel like failing driver
initialization because of that, as that would break the console ...

> And should probably include "Cc: <stable@...r.kernel.org> # v3.15+".

Commit 2ee39452fa2fff1e8edb954ccb7e0daee9646557 (v3.17 merge window)
exposes the bug, so stable kernels are working just fine.

cheers,
  Gerd


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