Input device design (3)
cloos+pdx-xorg at jhcloos.com
Mon Aug 29 14:44:43 PDT 2005
>>>>> "Russell" == Russell Shaw <rjshaw at netspace.net.au> writes:
Russell> The X server could monitor a special device such as
Russell> /dev/sysconfig or a known ip address or socket so that if the
Russell> user was to unplug/plug mice, keyboards, or any other
Russell> hardware, the kernel or user-space programs or a daemon could
Russell> write notification messages to it.
In short an X input-device server, akin to the current X font servers.
Sounds like a good division of labour. Especially as it allows for
OS-specific (and even distribution-specific) daemons. It will be
necessary to ensure that the X server does not crash if the iod
server dies, as (used to be)|(is) the case w/ x font servers.
It should probably not be limited to input devices, though,
as it would also be a good way to deal with changes to
So, the X Input/Output-Device Server, or Xiods.
James H. Cloos, Jr. <cloos at jhcloos.com>
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