cvs commit: src/sys/dev/kbdmux kbdmux.c

Ceri Davies ceri at
Wed Mar 1 05:56:01 PST 2006

On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 12:39:36AM -0700, Scott Long wrote:
> Coleman Kane wrote:
> >On 2/28/06, *Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav* <des at <mailto:des at>> wrote:
> >
> >    "Maksim Yevmenkin" <maksim.yevmenkin at
> >    <mailto:maksim.yevmenkin at>> writes:
> >     > we should make a decision which scancodes keyboard drivers should be
> >     > returning and change kbdmux(4), syscons(4) etc. to support it.
> >     >
> >     > until then, i'm afraid, sun rs232 and powerpc adb keyboard drivers
> >     > will have to translate their own scancodes into at scancodes (just
> >     > like ukbd(4) does).
> >
> >    Considering that ukbd(4) is the only kbd driver that runs on all
> >    platforms, it might make sense to have all other drivers translate
> >    their scancodes to ukbd(4) scancodes and use that in kbdmux(4) and
> >    syscons(4).
> >
> >
> >I agree,  especially since atkbdc's are rapidly being replaced by USB on 
> >the platforms they were made for.
> Long term, yes, but what is the risk/benefit of doing this for 6.1?

If it doesn't work, we look like bloody idiots.  6.2 isn't that far
away, I'd think that anybody could manage waiting for it a little more
(especially if it goes into RELENG_6 just after the 6.1 branch).

The above not to be taken as a comment on the change, on which I am not
informed enough to hold an opinion.

That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                  -- Moliere
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