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SubjectRe: [PATCH 001/001] [Input:] Propagate hardware generated event timestamp to evdev.
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On Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 4:16 PM, Michael Wright <michaelwr@android.com> wrote:
> Hi Dmitry,
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 11:44 PM, Dmitry Torokhov
> <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
>> We already have MSC_TIMESTAMP (which is in usec), do you really need
>> nsec resolution?
>
> We don't actually need nsec resolution, usec resolution would be sufficient.
>
>
>> Why do you need this special handling? Can you simply have MSC_TIMESTAMP
>> to be delivered as part of the event packet and use it instead of the
>> event timestamp if userspace chooses to do so?
>
> We need stronger guarantees than MSC_TIMESTAMP gives us. Much of
> our system relies on the fact that timestamps produced by evdev are based on
> the systems monotonic clock, whereas MSC_TIMESTAMP provides no such
> guarantee.
> As for whether it's a MSC or SYN event, I don't think we really have
> preference.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael


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