EVIOC mechanism for MT slots

Dmitry Torokhov dmitry.torokhov at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 01:22:01 PST 2011

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 10:15:19AM +0100, Henrik Rydberg wrote:
> > This is really problematic when launching applications that rely on
> > evdev to work:
> > you click with the mouse emulation on your icon to launch the program
> > (one finger), and you start using your application with one finger
> > only (opening of a file for instance) -> you are in an unstable case
> > as the app does not know the slot state until you put another finger
> > on the screen.
> > 
> > So I'm in favor of applying this patch Henrik submitted last May.
> Great, so there seems to be sufficient interest to warrant revisiting
> this. If you can find the patches, I will queue them in my tree. ;-)
> And if Dmitry concurs, perhaps we can even aim at 2.6.38.

The reason I objected in the first place is that the patch was a "nice
to have for completeness". Now that there are actual users needing this
data I have no issues with adding ioctl to retrieve this data.



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