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SubjectRe: [PATCH] dead keys in unicode console mode
On Wed, Oct 10, 2001 at 05:19:34PM +0000, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>
> > > And now all existing binaries that use the KDGKBDIACR ioctl
> > > dump core? And all existing binaries that use the KDSKBDIACR
> > > ioctl do very strange things?
> >
> > well, of course, existing binaries need to be recompiled,
> > that's what sources are for...
>
> And go to hell when you boot older kernel?

Uh, why? KDSKBDIACR ioctl checks the size of accent_table array.
(if that is what you have in mind)
All that happens is that diacritics will be messed up with
older kernel, which is acceptable and to be expected.

> Not an option. Add new ioctl.

As it has been already said, 16-bit unicode console mode has outlived
its usefulness, and we should move to full 32 bit
support. Adding new 16-bit structures is IMHO waste of time.


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