Passing file descriptors over DBUS

Havoc Pennington hp at
Fri Sep 9 18:20:57 PDT 2005

On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 07:48 -0400, Jim Gettys wrote:
> Dunno.  One question this begs is where initialization for devices
> belongs, or whether the desktop system should be responsible for this
> activity.
> I suspect some input devices will need calibration data loaded,
> potentially firmware, and setting of operating modes....  Who should be
> responsible for this?
> Also, how do we get ownership set up properly for the device nodes?
> If the device is not being used by X, it should be owned by the user;
> X is currently running as root, but we'd like to fix this someday...

David Zeuthen is probably a good person to ask. These kind of questions
seem to argue for some kind of "device manager" feature though, we
wouldn't want every process trying to use the device to have to contain
this code.


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