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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] vt:tackle kbd_table
On Mon, Feb 27, 2012 at 04:10:23PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> This could do with some extra eyes and double checking. With this one out of
> the day we can start to make a dent in the console locking logic and thus
> eventually into tty_lock().
> From: Alan Cox <>
> Keyboard struct lifetime is easy, but the locking is not and is completely
> ignored by the existing code. Tackle this one head on
> - Make the kbd_table private so we can run down all direct users
> - Hoick the relevant ioctl handlers into the keyboard layer
> - Lock them with the keyboard lock so they don't change mid keypress
> - Add helpers for things like console stop/start so we isolate the poking
> around properly
> - Tweak the braille console so it still builds

The drivers/staging/speakup/main.c code also would need to be tweaked in
this same manner, but that's not a big deal.

Other than that, at first glance, this looks good, nice job. Care to
make the speakup change and resend it so we can try it out in

greg k-h

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