Subject: Re: Mouse console support
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/01/2002 19:31:30
"Jared D. McNeill" wrote:

> 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.

This sounds good to me. :-)

    -- Lennart