cvs commit: src/sys/i386/conf GENERIC.hints

Alfred Perlstein alfred at
Thu Apr 1 14:19:29 PST 2004

* John Baldwin <jhb at> [040401 14:05] wrote:
> On Thursday 01 April 2004 04:48 pm, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> > alfred      2004/04/01 13:48:31 PST
> >
> >   FreeBSD src repository
> >
> >   Modified files:
> >     sys/i386/conf        GENERIC.hints
> >   Log:
> >   Fix booting with ps2 keyboards.
> Please revert since you did not get adequate review or discussion for this 
> change.

Actually we discussed this a long time ago.

Previously the broken argument was: 

 "hot swapping ps2 keyboards is bad, so let's screw data center people."

After a long drawn out flame fest enough people stood by my position that
we reverted it.

Now it's "syscons is broken" (or "please cry for my USB keyboard")
so we should go back to screwing data center users.

I really don't buy it.

> Instantly MFC'ing drive by commits is also not very nice.

I was just reverting the code to the decided on acceptable behavior.
If you want USB to work then fix syscons, do not break data center

I'm also rather upset that the atkbd man page does not adequate
describe how to toggle this option without a kernel recompile.

It's been three years and syscons still hasn't been fixed so that
data center users aren't screwed.  This is a matter of fixing syscons
not crippling ps2, so basically go fix syscons don't muck with
atkbd. :)

thank you,
- Alfred Perlstein
- Research Engineering Development Inc.
- email: bright at cell: 408-480-4684

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