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SubjectRe: [PATCH] macintosh: move mac_hid driver to input/mouse.
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On Sun, 2017-05-28 at 11:47 +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> On Tue, 9 May 2017 17:43:27 -0700
> Dmitry Torokhov <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi Michal,
> >
> > On Tue, May 09, 2017 at 09:14:18PM +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> > > There is nothing mac-specific about this driver. Non-mac hardware
> > > with suboptimal built-in pointer devices exists.
> > >
> > > This makes it possible to use this emulation not only on x86 and
> > > ppc
> > > notebooks but also on arm and mips.
> >
> > I'd rather we did not promote from drivers/macintosh to other
> > platforms, but rather removed it. The same functionality can be
> > done
> > from userspace.
>
> What is the status of this?
>
> Do you reply to every patch to drivers/input that is not the the core
> infrastructure that you would rather drop the driver because it can
> be
> done is in userspace?
>
> It sure can be done. Remove everything but the bus drivers and uinput
> from drivers/input and the rest can be done in userspace.
>
> The question is who does it?
>
> Are you saying that you will implement the userspace equivalent?
>
> If not then please do your job as maintainer and accept trivial
> patches
> for perfectly working drivers we have now.
>
> If you want to move drivers/input into userspace I am not against it
> but I am not willing to do that for you either.

I'd advise you to take it down a notch. We don't go yelling at each
other on this mailing-list.

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