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SubjectRe: Early keyboard initialization?
On Sat, 7 Oct 2006 21:58:54 -0400
Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@insightbb.com> wrote:

> On Friday 06 October 2006 16:42, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is there any reason for initializing the input layer and keyboards so
> > late? Since prevents from being able to perform alt-sysrqs early, and
> > blind people who use speakup would like to get early control over the
> > speech. Here is the patch that they use.
> >

It'd be nice to get sysrq working as early as poss.

> It looks like the change will only work for non-USB input devices since
> USB subsystem is initialized much later.

USB is usually modular (isn't it?)

> Greg, is there a reason why USB can't be initialized earlier?

Greg's in hiding.

> Btw, I don't think we need to initialize gameport early and maybe not
> entire input but split off input/keyboard in the same fashion that
> input/serio and input/gameport are split off.
>
> > Signed-off-by: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>
> >
> > --- /usr/src/linux-2.6.18/drivers/Makefile.orig 2006-10-06 11:34:15.000000000 -0400
> > +++ drivers/Makefile 2006-10-06 11:34:15.000000000 -0400
> > @@ -27,6 +27,9 @@
> >
> > obj-y += serial/
> > obj-$(CONFIG_PARPORT) += parport/
> > +obj-$(CONFIG_SERIO) += input/serio/
> > +obj-$(CONFIG_GAMEPORT) += input/gameport/
> > +obj-$(CONFIG_INPUT) += input/
> > obj-y += base/ block/ misc/ mfd/ net/ media/
> > obj-$(CONFIG_NUBUS) += nubus/
> > obj-$(CONFIG_ATM) += atm/
> > @@ -50,9 +53,6 @@
> > obj-$(CONFIG_USB) += usb/
> > obj-$(CONFIG_PCI) += usb/
> > obj-$(CONFIG_USB_GADGET) += usb/gadget/
> > -obj-$(CONFIG_SERIO) += input/serio/
> > -obj-$(CONFIG_GAMEPORT) += input/gameport/
> > -obj-$(CONFIG_INPUT) += input/
> > obj-$(CONFIG_I2O) += message/
> > obj-$(CONFIG_RTC_LIB) += rtc/
> > obj-$(CONFIG_I2C) += i2c/

Anyway, I'll duck this. Samuel, an appropriate way to make this happen
would be to talk Dmitry into a patch, let it cook in his tree for a couple
of months, then merge it into 2.6.20-early.

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