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Re: USB keyboard driver the GNU Mach

From: Justus Winter
Subject: Re: USB keyboard driver the GNU Mach
Date: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:41:43 +0100
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Hi Rowland :)

Quoting Rowland Smith (2016-02-29 01:47:08)
> This does not seem like the right forum for this post, but this list looks
> like the only hurd list with any activity, so here goes.

This is the perfect place for this.  Welcome :)

> I have taken on the project this year of getting the hurd running on an
> oldish PC on bare metal. The first issue I encountered is that the PC does
> not have a PS/2 port and the BIOS does not seem of offer any emulation. GNU
> Mach does have any support for usb as far as I could tell.
> I have worked to re-purpose some old (2.4.x) Linux kernel usb code to
> produce a basic usb keyboard driver for GNU Mach.

While we generally want to move away from drivers in the kernel, it
might indeed be nice to have a keyboard driver inside it for kdb.  I
don't know how it would interact with a userspace driver if we ever
get one, but that could be figured out later.

The problem with Linux code is the license.  We probably don't want to
add even more GPL2 code to the kernel.


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