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SubjectRemove silly messages from input layer.
There are two messages in the input layer that seem to be
triggerable very easily, and they confuse end-users to no end.
"too many keys pressed? Should I press less keys?"
I actually got a complaint from one user that he had only
hit one key before being told to type less.

The latter message seems to trigger with certain keyboard switchers
and again, does nothing but confuse people.

Best of all, asides from the silly messages, none of the people suffering
them report any other misbehaviour, their keyboards work just fine.

Signed-off-by: Dave Jones <>

--- linux-2.6.16.noarch/drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c~ 2006-05-03 22:37:20.000000000 -0400
+++ linux-2.6.16.noarch/drivers/input/keyboard/atkbd.c 2006-05-03 22:39:58.000000000 -0400
@@ -340,7 +340,6 @@ static irqreturn_t atkbd_interrupt(struc
atkbd_report_key(atkbd->dev, regs, KEY_HANJA, 3);
goto out;
- printk(KERN_DEBUG "atkbd.c: Keyboard on %s reports too many keys pressed.\n", serio->phys);
goto out;

@@ -359,11 +358,7 @@ static irqreturn_t atkbd_interrupt(struc
- if (data == ATKBD_RET_ACK || data == ATKBD_RET_NAK) {
- printk(KERN_WARNING "atkbd.c: Spurious %s on %s. Some program, "
- "like XFree86, might be trying access hardware directly.\n",
- data == ATKBD_RET_ACK ? "ACK" : "NAK", serio->phys);
- } else {
+ if (data != ATKBD_RET_ACK && data != ATKBD_RET_NAK) {
printk(KERN_WARNING "atkbd.c: Unknown key %s "
"(%s set %d, code %#x on %s).\n",
atkbd->release ? "released" : "pressed",
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