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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/9 v5] Input: synaptics - add image sensor support
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On Monday, August 22, 2011 01:55:46 PM Chase Douglas wrote:
> On 08/22/2011 04:05 AM, Daniel Kurtz wrote:
> > Synaptics makes (at least) two kinds of touchpad sensors:
> > * Older pads use a profile sensor that could only infer the location
> >
> > of individual fingers based on the projection of their profiles
> > onto row and column sensors.
> >
> > * Newer pads use an image sensor that can track true finger position
> >
> > using a two-dimensional sensor grid.
> >
> > Both sensor types support an "Advanced Gesture Mode":
> > When multiple fingers are detected, the touchpad sends alternating
> > "Advanced Gesture Mode" (AGM) and "Simple Gesture Mode" (SGM)
> > packets.
> > The AGM packets have w=2, and contain reduced resolution finger data
> > The SGM packets have w={0,1} and contain full resolution finger data
> >
> > Profile sensors try to report the "upper" (larger y value) finger in
> > the SGM packet, and the lower (smaller y value) in the AGM packet.
> > However, due to the nature of the profile sensor, they easily get
> > confused when fingers cross, and can start reporting the x-coordinate
> > of one with the y-coordinate of the other. Thus, for profile
> > sensors, "semi-mt" was created, which reports a "bounding box"
> > created by pairing min and max coordinates of the two pairs of
> > reported fingers.
> >
> > Image sensors can report the actual coordinates of two of the fingers
> > present. This patch detects if the touchpad is an image sensor and
> > reports finger data using the MT-B protocol.
> >
> > NOTE: This patch only adds partial support for 2-finger gestures.
> >
> > The proper interpretation of the slot contents when more than
> > two fingers are present is left to later patches. Also,
> > handling of 'number of fingers' transitions is incomplete.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Daniel Kurtz <djkurtz@chromium.org>
>
> It's fine with me. It adds a bit of asymmetry in packet processing
> between mt and non-mt trackpads. This could be reworked by splitting
> synaptics_process_packet() up into an mt case function (which is what
> synaptics_image_sensor_process() is), and a non-mt case function. I
> think that would be nice, but not a big deal so:
>
> Acked-by: Chase Douglas <chase.douglas@canonical.com>

Right, I think it can be done later; I am quite happy with the code at
the moment...

Henrik, you commented a few times on the earlier patches, are you happy
with this version?

Thanks.

--
Dmitry


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