Re: pc_keyb.c and 2.4.0 Test (ALL)

From: Vojtech Pavlik (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 03:39:25 EST

On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 09:56:42PM -0700, Dunlap, Randy wrote:

> I agree. This has been on my to-do-list for awhile
> now, but lower priority than USB work, and not a
> showstopper...

The funy parts:

1) there was already code, submitted by me that printed the error
message only once, saving quite a lot of time during bootup. For some
reason it was removed. (I guess there were broken keyboards that didn't
init if tried only once.)

2) you can't remove pc_keyb.c from the kernel - it's needed for support
of the USB keyboards. Yes, that's very very ugly, but without a major
rewrite of keyboard.c it's not possible elseway. You could turn off
pc_keyb.c's initialization, though, so it'd function as a library-only

3) For correct support of AT and PS/2 keyboards .... well, you all
probably know about my input drivers (

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs

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