Re: [PATCH] psmouse: fix mouse hotplugging

From: Maciej W. Rozycki
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 11:07:27 EST

On Thu, 22 Apr 2004, Horst von Brand wrote:

> > This patch fixes hotplugging of PS/2 devices on hardware which don't
> > support hotplugging of PS/2 devices. In other words, most desktop
> machines.
> I have seen "hoplugging of mice" fry PS/2 ports, and heard of motherboards
> killed that way.

For older systems, a fuse would often blow on these ports, which
depending on the implementation would require a power cycle or a soldering
iron. Then one of those PCxx specs from Microsoft required the PS/2 ports
to support hot-plugging, so chances are it may pretty safe with recent

+ Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland +
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