Re: Patch for PC keyboard driver's autorepeat-rate handling

From: Andries Brouwer (
Date: Thu Aug 22 2002 - 15:39:42 EST

On Thu, Aug 22, 2002 at 09:16:14PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-08-22 at 20:37, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> > What it does for KDKBDREP is conform the text of kd.h, and I think
> > conform what m68k has done for years (but I've never seen the m68k patch).
> > Alan Stern is entirely right that the current 2.4 kernels and the
> > current kbdrate program have different ideas about what KDKBDREP does.
> XFree86 assumes the existing m68k behaviour from the base m68k tree

A good pointer. And indeed,


has code virtually identical to the kbdrate code (indeed, most likely
taken from kbdrate). So, it seems the kernel has to change, and
(although I have not checked it) Alan Stern's patch may be the right thing.


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