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From: Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com>
To: ddstreet@us.ibm.com
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: ps2 keyboard filter hook
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 16:24:13 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3B2A6EED.86A318F3@mandrakesoft.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10106151345510.25518-200000@ddstreet.raleigh.ibm.com>

ddstreet@us.ibm.com wrote:
> In order to use these keyboards, a the standard PS/2 driver needs to behave a
> bit differently; thus attached is a modifcation to the PS/2 driver which allows
> other drivers to register with the PS/2 driver as 'filters'.  There is a
> arbitrary max number of 'filters' set to 1, which is a compile-time define.
> The registered drivers are called (in order of registration) for every scancode,
> and they may change or consume the scancode (or allow it to pass).  Also the
> 'filters' are given a function to send an variable-sized buffer to the keyboard
> output port; this function is synchronized using a semaphore which also
> coordinates with pckbd_leds().

Didn't we just conclude a discussion here on linux-kernel, which said
that patches which simply add hooks allowing proprietary extensions are
not accepted into the kernel?

-- 
Jeff Garzik      | Andre the Giant has a posse.
Building 1024    |
MandrakeSoft     |

  reply	other threads:[~2001-06-15 20:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 15+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2001-06-15 20:03 ddstreet
2001-06-15 20:24 ` Jeff Garzik [this message]
2001-06-15 20:35 ` Alan Cox
2001-06-16 14:13 ` Michael Rothwell
     [not found] <OF08385BE5.529A6C1C-ON85256A6C.0070A351@raleigh.ibm.com>
2001-06-15 21:03 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-16  4:50   ` Mike A. Harris
     [not found] <OF6CD0EC09.7E779796-ON85256A6C.007426B5@raleigh.ibm.com>
2001-06-15 21:30 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-15 21:44   ` Vojtech Pavlik
     [not found] <OF7CA123EC.2D473DAE-ON85256A6C.00782D85@raleigh.ibm.com>
2001-06-15 22:14 ` Dan Streetman
2001-06-15 22:21   ` Vojtech Pavlik
2001-06-16 12:53 Andries.Brouwer
2001-06-16 13:38 ` Christoph Hellwig
2001-06-16 16:00 Andries.Brouwer
2001-06-18 16:42 Dan Streetman
2001-06-28 15:40 Dan Streetman

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