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Re: [PATCH] make 'sleep --interruptible 0' interruptible

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: [PATCH] make 'sleep --interruptible 0' interruptible
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:55:33 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 10:50:25PM +0100, Szymon Janc wrote:
> > On the PC architecture, you can't check for Escape without having some
> > kind of delay.  Only modifier keys can be checked instantaneously.
> > 
> >
> > ate/head%3A/debian/patches/951_sleep_shift.diff has an alternative patch
> >  which may be helpful, and links to previous discussions.
> Hmm now I see that this trivial case is no so trivial at all. Yet it would be 
> nice to have unified sollution for GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT.
> Maybe extra command especially for user interactivity? It would combine 
> functionality of sleep and keystatus without need to worry about restrictions 
> mentioned in previous discussion.
> I know that this is somewhat redundant but it looks like it would be very 
> hard 
> for 'clean' solution.

We're going to migrate to hardware drivers (at_keyboard / usb_keyboard) in the
near future.  I guess this resolves the stated problem, so I wouldn't invest a
lot of effort in finding other solutions to it.

If you want to help with polishing at_keyboard, usb_keyboard and the USB stack,
that'd be most welcome.

Robert Millan

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