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Re: [PATCH] Detect key modifier status in 'sleep --interruptible'

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Detect key modifier status in 'sleep --interruptible'
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 01:03:06 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 01:00:06AM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 12:56 AM, Robert Millan<address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 12:46:29AM +0200, Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko 
> > wrote:
> >> Why is it still asm? It can be done easily in C.
> >> Actually here we have 2 extremes: nice code (C, transform to nice
> >> flags (only one shift or 2 conrols and alts)) or small code (asm,
> >> crude value). Where we choose the compromise is a question for
> >> maintainer, not me.
> >
> > Nice code, please.  We're pressed for space, but not *that* much.
> >
> > Besides, we can't use this asm code as-is, unless we get word from the
> > people who wrote it (Colin wrote most of the patch, but not this).
> >
> In this case we don't need asm at all.

I didn't look much into this.  I thought there was a new BIOS call being

Robert Millan

  The DRM opt-in fallacy: "Your data belongs to us. We will decide when (and
  how) you may access your data; but nobody's threatening your freedom: we
  still allow you to remove your data and not access it at all."

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