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SubjectRe: Toshiba kbd patch
On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 03:37:00PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> > Here is my latest version of the patch for fixing bad Toshiba notebook
> > keyboards - making sure the PC keyboard delay is at least 250ms, which
> > seems to be a good thing for others with broken keyboards.
> Well, it looks reasonable, but at the very least the magic constant "25"
> would need to be something readable like "HZ/2" so that it would actually
> work on correctly other architectures than x86 too.
> Also, I'm really rather nervous about 250ms being too long. Are there any
> really good touch-typists out there? I can easily see somebody pressing
> the same key more than four times a second, and I'd hate to lose
> keystrokes for good typists. Please convince me this is safe..

It should be fine - if someone is typing fast, he's also generating
key releases and thus the condition won't be met. It guards against
consecutive presses only, which only happens with autorepeat.

Vojtech Pavlik
SuSE Labs

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