Problem with drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c

From: James Courtier-Dutton
Date: Sat Aug 05 2006 - 15:10:25 EST


I tried posting to the linux-usb-devel list, but it seems to have died.

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* Analyse a received field, and fetch the data from it. The field
* content is stored for next report processing (we do differential
* reporting to the layer).

static void hid_input_field(struct hid_device *hid, struct hid_field
*field, __u8 *data, int interrupt, struct pt_regs *regs)

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Why is "differential reporting to the layer" done?

I have a USB device that uses the interrupt urb to notify the PC of
events. Each time an event happens, a usb interrupt is created, and the
driver reads the value from the report. Most of the time the event
contains exactly the same report info as the previous interrupt. As a
result of this differential reporting, I only see the first event, and
then no more until the event changes. How can I get repeated events of
the same report up to user space? I am currently using the
/dev/usb/hiddev0 interface.

Any clues?

For now, I am removing the "differential reporting to the layer" code,
ensuring that all interrupt urbs reach the higher layers.

The "differential reporting" code must be there for a reason, does
anyone know why it is present?


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