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SubjectRe: mouse problems in 2.4.2 -> lost byte
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It's been rumoured that Vojtech Pavlik said:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 08:31:52PM +0200, Gunther Mayer wrote:
> > linas@linas.org wrote:
> > > It's been rumoured that Gunther Mayer said:
> > > > linas@linas.org wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I am experiencing debilitating intermittent mouse problems & was about
> > > >
> > > > This is easily explained: some byte of the mouse protocol was lost.
> > >
> > Getting resync right is not as easy as detecting zero bytes. You
> > should account for wild protocol variations in the world wide mouse
> > population, too.
>
> The new input psmouse driver can resync when bytes are lost and also
> shouldn't lose any bytes if there are not transmission problems on the
> wire. But this is 2.5 stuff.

umm linux kernel 2.5? Umm, given that a stable linux 2.6/3.0 might be
years away ... and this seems 'minor', wouldn't it be better to
submit this as a teeny-weeny new kind of mouse device driver as a 2.4.x
patch? e.g. CONFIG_MOUSE_PSAUX_SUPERSYNC or something? I mean this
cant be more than a few hundred lines of code? Requireing no other
changes to the kernel?

--linas
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