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SubjectRe: ioctl to keyboard device file
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Hi,

> >> I want to add a new ioctl to keyboard driver device file which will
> >> perform the work of copying user space data sent to it into kernel
> >> space and send those characters to handle_scancode function of keyboard
> >> driver.. Now I want to know
> >>
> >> 1) what is the device file corresponding to keyboard (is it
> >> /dev/input/keyboard).
> >> 2) where file operations structure is defined for that.
> >> 3) where the those ioctls handled(not found in keyboard.c).
> >>
> >> Any small help is appreciated.
> >
> > why not using uinput for this job?
>
> Thanks for the solution. I did the above task, by defining a new
> character device driver and sending ioctl to it. and calling
> handle_scancode from it. Now I want
> to do the same task with in the keyboard driver. For that I need to send
> ioctl to keyboard device file.
> For that only I asked the
> above doubts.

what your are trying to do looks wrong to me. Why don't you use uinput.
It is there and it is the correct thing for the job.

Regards

Marcel


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