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

Marius Strobl marius at
Wed Sep 20 05:10:20 PDT 2006

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 09:57:15AM +0400, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 12:14:04AM +0200, Marius Strobl wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 01:56:05AM +0400, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > > 
> > > The proper fix would be to fix the kernel to pass an argument by
> > > value, like the userland does.  But from the practical point of
> > > view, it may make sense to change the API and say that these
> > > IOCTLs now take a pointer type argument.  I'm not sure.  If you
> > > know of any applications (mine test util not counting :-) that
> > > use KDSKBMODE/KDSETLED/KDSKBSTATE, then we should probably fix
> > > the kernel callers.
> > 
> > XFree86/Xorg use KDSKBMODE and KDSETLED, see f.e. the Xorg
> > "kbd" driver:
> >
> > 
> Hmm, but they don't work on sparc64.  How X.Org ever works then?
> I remember installing it on my sparc64 laptop...

KDSETLED just never worked on sparc64 so far (from userland...),
keyboard LEDs just don't get lit when in X. As for KDSKBMODE
K_RAW is defined as 0 so X happens to put the keyboard into
raw mode as expected and syscons(4) makes sure that the
keyboard is in translate mode in sccngetch(). So apart from
the keyboard LEDs keyboards just happen to work in X and
when back on the console on sparc64.


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