keyboard crashes in current git

David Miller davem at
Mon Mar 3 14:39:57 PST 2008

From: Daniel Stone <daniel at>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 00:31:27 +0200

> On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 10:41:37AM -0800, David Miller wrote:
> > So hopefully you'll be motivated enough by that to fix the regression
> > you changes added.  Although, in my opinion, the mere existence of a
> > known regression like this one should be sufficient for that.
> Yes, I am fixing this, surprisingly, but it's kind of hard to keep track
> of every single problem around when 99% of them use our bug tracking
> tool, and 1% of them refuses to be tracked using same.  It's like if
> someone couldn't be bothered sending a message to netdev or whatever
> it's called and insisted on giving you bug reports scribbled into the
> margin of a newspaper.

We ask people to report things to the mailing list because it's
a better place to track bugs because everyone reads email and
will at least glance over the report, whereas few if any
developers enjoy clicking on random bugzilla entries even
if assigned to them.

> > BTW, even with this oops fixed there are lots of other keyboard
> > related problems resulting from your changes.  For example, xterm's
> > "Alt/Numlock Modifiers" setting no longer has any effect.
> That's because you can't compile a keymap (see first paragraph).

Nope, this was a false alarm, once I set logged in via the gdm greeter
and thus ended up with LANG set to en_US.utf8 instead of C, this
started working again.

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