On Tue, 27 May 2003, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Tue, 27 May 2003, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > > Hmm, if the PC/AT keyboard translation is needed by other devices beside
> > > pc_keyb.c, then why isn't the common part put into a separate file to be
> > > used by all devices depending on this translation as needed? I think
> > > dummy_keyb.c should be kept plain and simple as it is now.
> > You're right but for 2.4 this looks like an acceptable solution for now so
> > I'm going to apply this until somebody comes up with a better solution.
> Hmm, as I've understood that's a 2.4-only problem as 2.5 has it solved
> differently. And I do think the translation really belong to the drivers
> that use it -- why can't it be included with the USB keyboard driver or as
> a library file? Why an unrelated driver has to be cluttered?
It's not really used by a driver, but by the input subsystem itself. You could
add the translation to drivers/char/keyboard.c, but then it will break if you
use both the input subsystem (e.g. USB keyboard) and some other non-PS/2
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