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SubjectRe: [PATCH] CHROMIUM: Input: synaptics - filter out the events with low z values
On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 01:16:02AM -0800, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 01:14:52AM -0800, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:08:35AM +0100, Henrik Rydberg wrote:
> > > > > The most striking effect is the ability to better retain a
> > > > > drag. Although the statement was made in light of possible
> > > > > (1-strong,1-weak) packets, it should help in the 2-weak case too.
> > > >
> > > > The bigger question is why is this needed in kernel. The original
> > > > hysteresis with BTN_TOUCH was done for sole benefit of mousedev so that
> > > > we could allow somewhat better transition from standard PS/2 mode into
> > > > native Synaptics mode with absolute coordinates at time when barely
> > > > anyone had Synaptics X driver installed. This was, what, 10 years ago?
> > >
> > > The semi-mt behavior is obviously a special case, where userspace
> > > relies on the reported number of fingers to transition between one
> > > touch and two touches. There is no pressure information sent to
> > > userspace in this case, so the situation is in fact quite similar to
> > > the ancient mousedev situation.
> >
> > We still report ABS_PRESSURE but maybe we should report ABS_MT_PRESSURE
> > as well?
>
> BTW, the reason I do not like this in kernel is because it dos not allow
> users control touchpad sensitivity.

...which is perfectly reasonable, I agree. OTOH, the semi-mt devices
tend to report close-to-bogus information for anything related to
individual touches. Pressure is sadly no different, as Daniel pointed
out. I don't know what is the lesser evil here.

Henrik


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