On 5/14/13 9:55 AM, Jeff Mahoney wrote:
On 5/14/13 9:52 AM, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> At Tue, 14 May 2013 09:40:04 -0400,
> Jeff Mahoney wrote:
>> Hi all -
>> Now that there are KMS drivers for nearly every graphics chip, do we
>> still need to carry the SUSE-specific bootsplash patches?
> It's irrelevant with KMS or not. It's a matter whether kernel
> bootsplash or plymouth.
BTW, that was the point I was going with. If we have KMS most everywhere
we need it, then we can use Plymouth easily everywhere.
"nearly every graphics chip" is not correct; it should be "nearly
every graphics chip to be sold now" :)
I'd argue that's good enough.
Since 12.3, we have no longer theme for the
kernel bootsplash, so a
.. and that confirms it. :)
pure 12.3 system doesn't use the feature at
all. In that sense, we
can drop the patch. But if you use 12.3 or later kernel on the old
system (e.g. SLE11), the bootsplash can still work, though.
I don't think it's worth keeping the patch around to support this scenario.