[PATCH] RFC: remove repeater functionality from xf86-input-synaptics
peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Fri Oct 3 01:38:17 PDT 2008
Thanks, applied and pushed.
I added a man-page fix to this patch as well so the removal is documented.
On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 03:00:39PM +0100, Magnus Kessler wrote:
> I would like to propose to remove the repeater functionality completely from
> the synaptics touchpad driver. It is buggy in its current implementation
> and its usefulness is questionable.
> According to the INSTALL file, the repeater is there only for testing. In
> fact, if a supported device is found even a configured repeater fifo is
> automatically disabled. For most users the functionality is therefore
> irrelevant and can be confusing. If I understand the workings of the
> repeater correctly, a developer could instead just read the data directly
> from an unsupported device's character special file under /dev
> or /dev/input.
> With today's more dynamic device configuration possibilities via udev and
> hal it's also less likely that the synaptics driver would silently block
> another devices data, this situation being for what the repeater
> functionality seems to have been introduced in the past.
> Please review the attached patch and apply if appropriate.
> Best Regards,
> Magnus Kessler
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