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SubjectRe: [PATCH] hid: Do not create input devices for feature reports
On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 06:19:11PM +0100, Henrik Rydberg wrote:
> Hi Benjamin,
>
> > after some quick tests, I can deal with our two options (changing
> > feature_mapping signature or not, and so calling feature_mapping
> > before or after input_mapping).
>
> Good, good.
>
> > So, my questions are:
> > - do we really need to change feature_mapping signature?
> > - is feature_mapping tied to an input or to a device?
>
> The input, output and feature reports are all found on the same level
> in the HID protocol, so it makes sense to associate all reports with
> the device itself, without any assumed association between different
> reports. From a practical point of view, we may assign different input
> nodes (input devices) to different input reports, so it is clear that
> the mapping between hid device and input device is not 1-to-1.
>
> For output devices, the only supported case is EV_LED, which passes
> events to the input device. It is probably assumed that
> HID_QUIRK_MULTI_INPUT is false for those devices. Jiri?
>

I am probably late to the party fut the above is not true. Here is an
example of an USB keyboard (wih LEDs) that is split into two:

I: Bus=0003 Vendor=046d Product=c30e Version=0110
N: Name="Logitech HID compliant keyboard"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.2/input0
S:
Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.2/2-1.2:1.0/input/input3
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=sysrq kbd event3
B: PROP=0
B: EV=120013
B: KEY=1000000000007 ff800000000007ff febeffdff3cfffff fffffffffffffffe
B: MSC=10
B: LED=7
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=046d Product=c30e Version=0110
N: Name="Logitech HID compliant keyboard"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1d.0-1.2/input1
S:
Sysfs=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.2/2-1.2:1.1/input/input4
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=kbd event4
B: PROP=0
B: EV=13
B: KEY=fff ffffffffffffffff 2000000 387ad800d001 1e000000000000 0
B: MSC=10
This was done, most likely, because Logitech decided to reuse usage codes
for different keys.

Thanks.

--
Dmitry


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