Re: [PATCH 2/2] input: mt: Document the MT event slot protocol(rev3)

From: Chase Douglas
Date: Sat May 22 2010 - 10:46:56 EST

On Sat, 2010-05-22 at 12:38 +0200, Henrik Rydberg wrote:
> Getting serious, it is anyone's guess what will happen next, but I was picturing
> a table, with a large multitouch screen and buttons along the side of the table.
> Sure, we can do "ABS_BTN_0", "ABS_BTN_1", etc, but with slots in place, it seems
> more natural to use something like "ABS_MT_BTN_X". While at it, REL_MT event
> makes sense for those touchscreen techniques which register changes, like
> acoustic pulse recognition.

Shouldn't this be handled in userspace? I don't think we want to be
quirking drivers for instances where the same touchscreen is overlaid on
buttons in some cases, but not in others. If we don't quirk, we'd need
some mechanism to tell the driver about such buttons.

-- Chase

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