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    SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] Ambient Light Sensors subsystem
    Cc'ing Input list and maintainer.
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    > On Tue, 2 Mar 2010, Dima Zavin wrote:
    >>
    >> I definitely see the need for what you guys are trying to accomplish.
    >> For example, currently, we use an input device for reporting events,
    >> and a separate misc device node for control
    >> (enable/disable/configure). It's definitely suboptimal, but there
    >> currently isn't anything there would let us do things cleanly.
    >
    > I have to say, I personally don't see why something like an ambient light
    > sensor _isn't_ just an input device.
    >
    > What's the difference between a physical "increase screen brightness" key,
    > and a "ambient light sensor"? Absolutely none as far as I can tell.
    >
    > And for something like an X server, it sounds a lot more natural to just
    > have another input device than to have yet abother event reporting
    > interface.
    >
    > And quite frankly, the "explanations" I see in this thread for why it
    > needs to be a subsystem of its own don't actually explain anything or make
    > sense. They seem to boil down to "we just did it this way" without
    > actually answering any of the issues brought up.
    >
    > Linus
    >



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