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SubjectRe: [git pull] Input updates for 2.6.34-rc6
On Thu, 13 May 2010 09:16:31 -0700 (PDT) Linus Torvalds wrote:

> On Thu, 13 May 2010, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> >
> > From what I remember (it was a few weeks old thread) we were hanging
> > when trying to read from the controller in i8042_flush(). Normally, if
> > controller isn't there we'd get a stream of 0xff which will never
> > "clear" and so after 32 reads we give up and abort controller
> > initialization. But on Bastien's box it just sits there.
> Is there a web interface to some archive for linux-input (or was this
> thread on lkml)?

From Jan. 20, on lkml.

> Anyway, the fact that apparently pressing the power button makes it come
> alive again implies that it's likely SCI/SMI-related. Which is not
> entirely unexpected if there is some crazy SMM thing going on. But
> presumably whatever buggy Apple code is _supposed_ to work for Windows, so
> I wonder what bug that quite simple status/data register read could
> possibly trigger.
> Is it the status read or the data read that causes problems, and is it the
> first one or after doing a few? A couple of printk's in that i8042_flush()
> routine should tell us.

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