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Re: [PATCH] Arrow keys on USB keyboards

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Arrow keys on USB keyboards
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 15:15:33 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <>, Linux/MIPS Development <>
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Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Original-recipient: rfc822;
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? 

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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