Re: [RFC] [PATCH] Make ACPI button driver an input device
From: Xavier Bestel
Date: Thu Apr 20 2006 - 12:11:07 EST
On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 17:57, Alexey Starikovskiy wrote:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 07:35:53PM +0400, Alexey Starikovskiy wrote:
> >> Could it be more sensible to use kevent and dbus for sending all events
> >> from ACPI?
> > For most of the events, probably. I'm less convinced by the button
> > driver - sleep and power buttons can also generate keycodes rather than
> > ACPI events, and so getting the button driver to behave like an input
> > device adds consistency.
> I think you will agree that ACPI buttons are special and will need special handling even in input stream...
> Generic application does not need to know if power, sleep, or lid button is pressed, so you will need to intercept them from input stream... I cannot find any reason to mix these buttons into input, do you?
There are keyboards with power/sleep buttons. It makes sense they have
the same behavior than ACPI buttons.
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