Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 9689
hgafb module is broken & unmaintained
Last modified: 2008-06-04 14:39:52 UTC
Most recent kernel where this bug did not occur: ?
Distribution: OpenSuSE 10.3 with 2.6.24-rc6
Hardware Environment: vmware workstation 6.x on fujitsu siemens lifebook e series
Software Environment: ???
the module hgafb shows improper behaviour on unload and thus seems to be broken. (should either be fixed or depend on BROKEN then?)
furthermore, the author tells that he doesn`t maintain it anymore, so at least MAINTAINERS file isn`t up to date and could be changed appropriately.
this is the response from the author:
>Thank you for pointing this problem. But I'm not maintaining the
>driver because I've lost my HGA card in the year 2001.
Steps to reproduce:
modprobe hgafb;rmmod hgafb
hgafb: HGA card not detected.
hgafb: probe of hgafb.0 failed with error -22
Device 'hgafb.0' does not have a release() function, it is broken and must be fixed.
WARNING: at drivers/base/core.c:107 device_release()
Pid: 2500, comm: rmmod Not tainted 2.6.24-rc6-vanilla #11
[<e0ad44f2>] hgafb_exit+0xa/0x14 [hgafb]
pardon, i have chosen wrong component, so it was assigned to wrong person
still applies for 2.6.25-rc8
I merged Krzysztof Helt's hgafb-convert-to-new-platform-driver-api-bugzilla-9689.patch which
shodl address this. Closed.
just for tracking, as the patch has been dropped due to two people adressing that at the same time :)