evdev problems

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Tue Mar 20 16:05:39 PDT 2007

On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 11:53:09PM +0100, Magnus Vigerlöf wrote:
> Btw, how many are actually working on input-related stuff at the moment?

Just myself and Peter, really.

> I'm asking as I've been looking through the code for a few days to see what 
> changes are needed in the wacom-driver to make it hotpluggable. So far I've 
> seen memory-leaks, security holes, old limitations (and maybe some other, 
> smaller things) in the server code, but not very much activity on the list 
> addressing this. Maybe people are working, but I don't see it..

Patches for leaks and pointing out limitations would be welcome; please
send xorg_security at x.org an email about the security holes.

> I'm interested in making hotplugging work. I'm most interested in the wacom 
> driver, but if getting that driver to work means I have to work on more 
> generic parts I won't shy away from it. My 'only' problem is that I've only 
> looked at the source for a limited time and haven't lurked here long enough 
> to have the big picture, so I'd appreciate a few pointers helping me 
> understand what should happend with this part in the long term.

If you have any questions, please ask, and we'll fill you in to the best
of our ability.

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