[Linux-ia64] Re: Planned removal of USB keyboard support from kdb

From: Xavier Bru <Xavier.Bru_at_bull.net>
Date: 2002-10-22 02:16:31
Hi, Keith
Keith Owens writes:
 > Sebastien Lelarge did a patch for USB keyboard support in kdb, to
 > support IA64 machines made by Bull.  AFAICT nobody has managed to get
 > this code to work, including the USB maintainer.  The USB code in kdb
 > for 2.5 kernels is a straight copy of the 2.4 code and will not even
 > compile, I have asked for updates to make it work on 2.5 with no
 > response.
 > Has anybody got USB keyboard support to work on 2.4 kernels?

It works OK on 2.4.19 ia64.

 > If it works on 2.4, will anybody make USB support work in kdb for 2.5
 > kernels?  i386 only will do, kdb for ia64 is waiting for a current ia64
 > 2.5 patch from David Mosberger (away at the moment).

It should not be a big problem to have it working on 2.5 ia64. 

 > Without evidence that this feature works and support for 2.5 kernels,
 > USB keyboard support will be removed from kdb.  I will wait until
 > November 12 before deciding.
The Tiger machines have no PS2 keyboard, and even if we can use a
serial console to debug, it is interesting to have kdb working on USB.


 Sincères salutations.
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Received on Mon Oct 21 09:21:38 2002

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