[PATCH 2/2] config: Don't log error for ignored devices

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Wed Feb 17 10:51:58 PST 2010

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 8:24 AM, Julien Cristau <jcristau at debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 06:14:08 -0800, Dan Nicholson wrote:
>> A return of BadIDChoice from NewInputDeviceRequest means that the device
>> was explicitly ignored by the user. Don't spam the log with an error for
>> this case. For udev, an error message has been added for real problems.
>> Signed-off-by: Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com>
> Acked-by: Julien Cristau <jcristau at debian.org>
> Although for most errors we already get errors in the log from the
> driver (like when trying to use evdev on /dev/input/mouse*; I'm thinking
> of making evdev log an info message if it gets a non-event device
> instead of an error).

True, but NewInputDeviceRequest could bomb before it ever gets to the
driver. Like if there isn't any configuration specifying a driver or
the driver isn't installed or an OOM or something. I could see the
other side of the argument, though. We do often log already for
significant errors like no driver specified.


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