Subject: Re: On wscons, mice, and keyboards
To: Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com>
From: Johan Danielsson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/29/1998 18:30:16
Lennart Augustsson <email@example.com> writes:
> Just to try it out I implemented the "mouse concentrator device".
Why not do this with a userspace process, and a `loopback' character
device? That way you can multiplex other things too.
I used to do this with a pipe when I wanted to use both a ps/2 and a
serial mouse (before the input extension appeared). The problem with a
pipe is that if the daemon dies, the client side gets EPIPE.