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Re: [PATCH] video: hd44780: Add hd44780 lcd display driver




Hi Lars,

On Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 2:52 PM, Lars Poeschel <poeschel@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This adds a console driver for hd44780 based character lcd displays and
> clones. The driver currently supports 20x4 character displays with
> character ROMs A00 and A02.
> The hardware wirings to the display have to be supplied to the kernel in
> the devicetree. The binding doc has the necessary information.
> There are also tons of these cheap displays sold with a serial
> interface. Many of them use a simple pcf8574 gpio expanders. An example
> for using that kind of display is also in the binding doc.
>
> Signed-off-by: Lars Poeschel <poeschel@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Thanks for your patch!

> ---
>  .../bindings/video/console/hd44780con.txt          |  42 ++
>  drivers/video/console/Kconfig                      |  13 +
>  drivers/video/console/Makefile                     |   1 +
>  drivers/video/console/hd44780con.c                 | 676 +++++++++++++++++++++

I'm wondering if you could implement this on top of the existing charlcd
framework:

    drivers/auxdisplay/charlcd.c
    include/misc/charlcd.h

which can use the existing hd44780 backend:

    Documentation/devicetree/bindings/auxdisplay/hit,hd44780.txt
    drivers/auxdisplay/hd44780.c

That way it can be used on other character LCDs, like the one supported by
drivers/auxdisplay/panel.c.

Thanks!

P.S. I did something similar a long time ago, cfr.
     https://github.com/geertu/hd44780/blob/master/lcdcon.c

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                        Geert

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