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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 <arjan@infradead.org> 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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