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SubjectRe: [patch 1/2] input: introduce a tougher i8042.reset
On Wed, 4 Feb 2009 19:16:31 -0800
Arjan van de Ven <> wrote:

> Some touchpads don't reset right the first time (MSI Wind U-100 for
> example). This patch will retry the reset up to 5 times.

Sigh, real life sucks. I wonder what the windows driver does.

> In addition, this patch also adds a module parameter to not treat
> reset failures as fatal to the usage of the device. This prevents
> a touchpad failure from also disabling the keyboard....

Is there any reason why we shouldn't just do this all the time?

IOW, is there any benefit in marking the 8042 as dead?

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