Subject: Re: On wscons, mice, and keyboards
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Johan Danielsson <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/29/1998 18:30:16
Lennart Augustsson <> 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.