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SubjectRe: Re[2]: PC keyboard rate/delay
On Tue, 12 Jun 2001, Sergey Tursanov wrote:
> AC> You must have been reading my mind. Yesterday I traced at least one X11
> AC> hang down to the kernel and X server both frobbing with the port at the same
> AC> time and crashing the microcontroller on my PC110.
> I think it would be better to place all of kbd controller code
> into the kernel instead of using various userspace programs
> such as kbdrate. Otherwise why KDKBDREP was defined ?-)

Because (almost?) all m68k machines don't have PC style keyboard controllers,
so we _had_ to invent some other way to implement it in a portable (across all
m68k machines) way.

<wishful thinking>
Of course it would be nice if all architectures would want to use it.
</wishful thinking>



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In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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