evdev hacks

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Apr 19 04:05:59 PDT 2007

On Thu, Apr 19, 2007 at 07:36:10PM +0930, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> The current evdev driver shoots the server when you hotplug devices  
> (sigaborts on double free, segfaults when you fix that, etc.) The  
> following patch fixes these problems and hotplugging works reliably.  
> But it changes the behaviour of the driver slightly.
> Previously evdev kept watching the device file until something  
> happened, and then bypassed all the dbus hotplugging and added the  
> device itself. So it was basically two separate hotplugging  
> mechanisms that didn't know about each other. One inside the driver  
> and one inside the server.
> If you try to add a device that doesn't exist, nothing will happen,  
> and you will have to try again later when the device actually exists.  
> Hotplugging devices _always_ has to be initiated by a dbus command.
> If there's no complaints about this, I'll push it in the next few days.

Holy bajesus.  Is it not better to just rip the entire hotplugging
infrastructure out?

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