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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 16:29:44 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 02:58:50PM +0200, Michal Suchanek wrote:
> 2009/8/24 Robert Millan <address@hidden>:
> > On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 10:11:10AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> >> > But in at_keyboard it's definitely possible (check how we handle e.g. 
> >> > CTRL
> >> > or SHIFT keys).
> >>
> >> No, that code only spots make scan codes arriving after GRUB's terminal
> >> starts up. AFAICS it has no way to tell whether e.g. Shift was held down
> >> already when GRUB started
> >
> > Ah, you're right on this..
> >
> >> (except through the vagaries of key repeat),
> >
> > ..but on this too.  Why not check for key repeat?  The controller generates
> > them for all keys AFAIK.
> ..unless turned off in the BIOS (which some seem to allow).

It's still hardware, so we can turn it back on.  I guess we should be?

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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