Re: pc_keyb.c and 2.4.0 Test (ALL)

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 17:53:46 EST

On Wed, 2 Aug 2000, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 01, 2000 at 10:33:11AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >
> > The "funny reason" is that your code was broken, and made regular
> > keyboards not work. Live with the timeout.
> Could somebody provide me with a report of a keyboard that actually has
> stopped working? I'd be very interested as to why and whether I can fix
> the brokenness of the code in question.

Basically, it's apparently normal behaviour to time out even with a real
keyboard. Also, the code made the "oh, I forgot the keyboard, let's plug
it in later" case not work, I think.

I forget who made the specific report, but I think Ingo Molnar was one of
the people who complained about the "stop trying after the first failure"


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