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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] input: Introduce device information ioctl
On 12/07/2010 10:16 AM, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:

> Hi Henrik,
> On Tue, Dec 07, 2010 at 08:25:26AM +0100, Henrik Rydberg wrote:
>> Today, userspace sets up an input device based on the data it emits.
>> This is not always enough; a tablet and a touchscreen may emit exactly
>> the same data, for instance, but the former should be set up with a
>> pointer whereas the latter does not need to. Recently, a new type of
>> touchpad has emerged where the buttons are under the pad, which changes
>> handling logic without changing the emitted data. This patch introduces
>> a new ioctl, EVIOCGDEVINFO, which allows userspace to extract information
>> about the device resulting in proper setup.
> If we agree that the new ioctl is suitable we'llalso need to wireit up
> through sysfs. Also, can we keep all definitions to INPUT_ namespace?
> Thanks.

Thanks all for the comments, this is what I extract from them:

* Split struct into separate calls, although this still seems debated.

* Use INPUT_ namespace

* Add sysfs version

* Keep bitmask for types. Is the list of types complete?

* Still only one data point for capabilities. Anything else?

Sounds about right?


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