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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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