Re: wish list

Alan Cox (
Sat, 11 May 1996 21:27:54 +0100 (BST)

> > Why do we want a kernel mouse module when the user one works
> > except for minor glitches under load (fixable by using real
> > time priority and locking options for those who care).
> It is not good to add a real-time process just to handle
> user input. It adds unnecessary overhead.

it is not good to add code to the kernel just to handle a user
input device that doesn't need it either.

> You can never be sure of the order of events if they are
> delivered to user space separately without time stamps.

The kernel delivers events on stuff like mice in the order
they occured. Its queued.

> It would also be good to get rid of raw keyboard mode.

We don't need to get rid of it. We need a hardcoded sequence of
the alt-ctrl-shift-meta-space variety that forces the mode back. The
problem with this is emacs has taken all such sequences already ;)