Input device design (3)

James Cloos cloos+pdx-xorg at
Wed Aug 31 17:58:19 PDT 2005

>>>>> "Joe" == Joe Krahn <krahn at> writes:

Joe> ... event packets can be packaged to to the same event data
Joe> formats used by X clients. The code is all there, and will also
Joe> be there when new event types are defined. ... It is one more
Joe> IPC exchange at most. An external low-load I/O daemon handling
Joe> SIGIO from many devices might even be a good thing.

So, which is better:  moving the input event code into a separate
daemon or just moving it into a(n optionally shared) library the
x server can link to?

(Just throwing out ideas.)

James H. Cloos, Jr. <cloos at>

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