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SubjectRe: [PATCH] make psaux reconnect adjustable
On Tue, Aug 14, 2001 at 07:10:26PM +0200, Gunther Mayer wrote:
> wrote:
> Add an "ioctl(PS2_TRANSPARENT)", to disable the current kernel policy.
> So new drivers which understand about "aa 00" sequences can act properly.
> Don't break existing apps.

Well, coneptually, an ioctl is the same as a sysctl. You allow the user /
sysadmin to toggle the behaviour. Given Linus' love for ioctls, I opted for
the sysctl.

But in principle, Andries is right: There's no reason why userspace can't
handle it, so removing the thing (maybe with a boot param for some time to
allow a smooth transition until all drivers are fixed) is the right thiing
to do.

Kurt Garloff <> [Eindhoven, NL]
Physics: Plasma simulations <K.Garloff@Phys.TUE.NL> [TU Eindhoven, NL]
Linux: SCSI, Security <> [SuSE Nuernberg, DE]
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