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Thu Apr 19 15:57:02 PDT 2007
On 19/04/2007, at 19:36 , 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
> If there's no complaints about this, I'll push it in the next few
jeepers, my brain must have already been deep-fried when I wrote this.
To clarify above text: The last paragraph explains behaviour with the
patch applied. So after the patch everything has to go through dbus.
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