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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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