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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Stateful Magic Sysrq Key
On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 11:44:37PM -0400, Crutcher Dunnavant wrote:

> This patch was developed to handle crappy KVM-alikes, which did one key
> at a time, and had no SysRq key. However, it gives a good solution to a
> common problem. Many keyboards are made cheaply, and do not support
> having large numbers of keys pressed simultaneously, making the current
> SysRq code almost useless on them.

This iss sort of funny...A number of people at the office thought SysRq
was already stateful because there are a number of keyboards that do not
send a release event when alt+sysrq+another key are pressed
simultaneously....It actually makes it look like alt-sysrq is pressed
until alt-sysrq is actually pressed again without any keys following it.
I suppose this patch makes this cheap keyboard flaw transparent. :)

Simon-

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