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    SubjectRe: [RFC] New console keyboard mode OFF
    Hi!

    > The current console keyboard situation can be improved by introducing
    > an "OFF" mode. All available modes for the console keyboard (RAW,
    > MEDIUMRAW, XLATE, and UNICODE) buffer key events in the current vt's
    > tty input. As recent Xorg releases no longer read input from the vt
    > there are two problems:
    >
    > 1) The tty input buffer eventually overflows because nothing is
    > reading it, triggering an infinite flush_to_ldisc() kworker loop.
    > 2) If the vt's mode isn't changed to RAW or MEDIUMRAW, key events
    > remain translated by the kernel, causing shenanigans like pressing
    > Ctrl+C in Xterm would send SIGTERM to the X server.

    Seems very sane. Of course it all depends what a patch looks like...
    Pavel
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