What is the purpose of fix-EVIOCGRAB-semantics.patch ??

Neil Brown neilb at suse.de
Fri Aug 22 10:11:56 CEST 2008

On Thursday August 21, andy at openmoko.com wrote:
> |> I like the sound of this.  I have some half-done patches that report
> |> touchscreen pressure and I noticed that if I do report it, it destroyed
> |> X support for touchscreen action.
> |
> | Not sure what you mean here.  /dev/input/event1 already reports
> | ABS_PRESSURE of 0 or 1, and as far as I can tell those are the only
> | levels that the device reports.
> The patch I mention gives more range of pressure indication, based on
> size of contact to touchscreen.  When I changed the report range to
> 0-100, it broke touchscreen in X, that's all I know.  So if we can adapt
> that at the same time it would suit us all in the future.

I'd like to have a play with that.  Can you dig up the patches and
send them over?

> | It means that the EVIOCGRAB usage in tslib
> |    tslib-input_raw-grab_events.patch
> | is currently not needed.  Who do I ask to get that patch removed?
> |
> | Once it is removed it should be safe to remove
> fix-EVIOCGRAB-semantic.patch
> | from the kernel.
> I can take care of that but this needs the coordination I see it is
> getting from Mickey's interest now, so I wait and see how that side goes.

Yep.  I've posted some stuff to devel@   Now to wait and see.


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