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SubjectRe: [patch 0/2] [PATCH] input: correctly handle keys without hardware release event
On 5/14/07, Dmitry Torokhov <> wrote:

> > This patch adds a soft release key mask to input_dev, to enable keyboard
> > drivers to determine which keys never generate a hardware release event and
> > hence add a release event after every press event of such keys. The mask is
> > controlled by ioctls.
> I don't think we want to add all the infrastructure for the benefit of single
> driver. Can we add a quirk to atkbd and activate it based on DMI?

As the atkbd.c driver already had a work-around for exactly the same problem
with some (I think) Korean keyboards (KEY_HANGEUL and KEY_HANJA), adding
this infrastructure (well, one pointer and two ioctls) seemed a logical step.
If you prefer a hack just in atkbd.c and activate it on Dell laptops, I see
what I can do. The problem with that is that I don't know the scancodes of
all keys on all models (and future models) that exhibit this behaviour. I'll
implement what I know, though (it'll take some time because I'll be
travelling quite a lot very soon).

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