[PATCH v2 1/2] drm/input_helper: Add new input-handling helper

Daniel Vetter daniel at ffwll.ch
Fri Nov 19 08:11:07 PST 2021

On Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 04:04:28PM +0000, Simon Ser wrote:
> On Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 16:53, Daniel Vetter <daniel at ffwll.ch> wrote:
> > Random idea ... should we perhaps let userspace connect the boosting? I.e.
> > we do a bunch of standardized boost targets (render clocks, display sr
> > exit), and userspace can then connect it to whichever input device it
> > wants to?
> On IRC we discussed having user-space hand over a FD to the kernel. When the FD
> becomes readable, the kernel triggers the boost.
> This would let user-space use e.g. an input device, an eventfd, or an epoll FD
> with any combination of these as the boost signal.

Can userspace filter eventfd appropriately like we do here? And can they
get at that maybe 2nd eventfd from logind or whatever there is on distros
where /dev access is locked down for compositors/users.

I do agree that if we can do this generically maybe we should, but also
the use-case for input boosting is pretty well defined. I think it's just
about making sure that compositors is in control, and that we don't make
it worse (e.g. with the sr exit adding latency when the compositor can
redraw quickly enough).
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

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