Subject: Re: Mouse console support
To: Bang Jun-Young <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/01/2002 14:07:09
On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Bang Jun-Young wrote:
> I had a look at the OpenBSD code before, and I came to the
> following conclusion: It shouldn't be committed as it is. Other

I had a talk with Julio on IRC, and suggested that most of the stuff in
the kernel in OpenBSD's implementation simply didn't need to be there.

The solution that he came up with (correct me if I'm wrong, Julio!) is to
only add a getchar ioctl to the wsdisplay driver. Everything else could be
done in user space simply by getchar, modify, putchar. The copy/paste
buffer could easily be done in userspace instead of the kernel as well.