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Re: kern/55103: /dev/wsmouse returns EINVAL

The following reply was made to PR kern/55103; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
To: matthew green <>
Subject: Re: kern/55103: /dev/wsmouse returns EINVAL
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2020 01:45:10 +0200

 On Fri, Apr 03, 2020 at 08:04:56AM +1100, matthew green wrote:
 > the problem is that in the past cat and hexdump were
 > useful and usable as "clients".  that no longer works,
 > because without the compat code available, there is no
 > way, without setting the version, to access these nodes,
 > which makes the cat/hexdump mehtods of debugging not work.
 Isn't (for manual debugging / hexdump) the version of the protocol
 mostly irrelevant, so Jaromir's suggestion should work w/o the sysctl?
 The human reader of the hexdump would need to understand the version
 still, but it is quite easy to guess (both from the dump and the kernel

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