Re: [PATCH] hid: Do not create input devices for feature reports

From: Henrik Rydberg
Date: Fri Feb 25 2011 - 12:19:54 EST

Hi Benjamin,

> after some quick tests, I can deal with our two options (changing
> feature_mapping signature or not, and so calling feature_mapping
> before or after input_mapping).

Good, good.

> So, my questions are:
> - do we really need to change feature_mapping signature?
> - is feature_mapping tied to an input or to a device?

The input, output and feature reports are all found on the same level
in the HID protocol, so it makes sense to associate all reports with
the device itself, without any assumed association between different
reports. From a practical point of view, we may assign different input
nodes (input devices) to different input reports, so it is clear that
the mapping between hid device and input device is not 1-to-1.

For output devices, the only supported case is EV_LED, which passes
events to the input device. It is probably assumed that
HID_QUIRK_MULTI_INPUT is false for those devices. Jiri?

For feature reports, the lack of 1-1 correspondence suggests the input
device is ill-defined, and should therefore be left out of the
argument list of the callback. However, I will leave that to Jiri or
anyone more experienced with the HID layer.

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