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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, Dmitry Torokhov <dtor@mail.ru>,
	Jiri Kosina <jkosina@suse.cz>
Subject: Re: [PATCH2] Basic braille screen reader support
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 00:04:10 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20080223000410.674ce674.akpm@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080222002822.GB32480@implementation>

On Fri, 22 Feb 2008 01:28:22 +0100 Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org> wrote:

> Samuel Thibault, le Wed 06 Feb 2008 02:04:23 +0000, a __crit :
> > Andrew Morton, le Tue 05 Feb 2008 16:58:53 -0800, a __crit :
> > > On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 22:00:54 +0000
> > > Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault@ens-lyon.org> wrote:
> > > > +	serial8250_console.write(braille_co, data, c - data);
> > > 
> > > hm.  Is it appropriate that this driver wire itself directly into
> > > serial8250?
> > > What if the screen reader is attached to some other sort of
> > > uart, or a terminal server, or...
> > 
> > Indeed that's an issue.  For now, there is no clean way to attach to the
> > early serial drivers, that's why I chose 8250,
> 
> In the patch below, I hook into kernel/printk.c's console= parser, which
> now gives me attachment to any kind of console.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> This adds a minimalistic braille screen reader support.
> This is meant to be used by blind people e.g. on boot failures or when /
> cannot be mounted etc and thus the userland screen readers can not work.
> 

Sorry, but I can't say that this is my favoritest ever patch.  But I can't
immediately think of any way of significantly improving it :( Jiri and
Dmitry appear to be hiding.

> +++ linux-2.6.24.1-perso/kernel/printk.c	2008-02-21 12:09:06.000000000 +0100
> @@ -105,6 +105,7 @@

Please use `diff -p'

>  	char	name[8];			/* Name of the driver	    */
>  	int	index;				/* Minor dev. to use	    */
>  	char	*options;			/* Options for the driver   */
> +	char	*brl_options;			/* Options for braille driver */
>  };

Should this depend on CONFIG_A11Y_BRAILLE_CONSOLE or whatever?

>  #define MAX_CMDLINECONSOLES 8
> @@ -766,15 +767,59 @@
>  
>  #endif
>  
> +static int __add_preferred_console(char *name, int idx, char *options,
> +				   char *brl_options)
> +{
> +	struct console_cmdline *c;
> +	int i;
> +
> +	/*
> +	 *	See if this tty is not yet registered, and
> +	 *	if we have a slot free.
> +	 */
> +	for (i = 0; i < MAX_CMDLINECONSOLES && console_cmdline[i].name[0]; i++)
> +		if (strcmp(console_cmdline[i].name, name) == 0 &&
> +			  console_cmdline[i].index == idx) {
> +				if (!brl_options)
> +					selected_console = i;
> +				return 0;
> +		}
> +	if (i == MAX_CMDLINECONSOLES)
> +		return -E2BIG;

Does the array of consles have any locking here?

> +	if (!brl_options)
> +		selected_console = i;
> +	c = &console_cmdline[i];
> +	memcpy(c->name, name, sizeof(c->name));
> +	c->name[sizeof(c->name) - 1] = 0;

strlcpy()?

> +	c->options = options;
> +	c->brl_options = brl_options;
> +	c->index = idx;
> +	return 0;
> +}
>  /*
>   * Set up a list of consoles.  Called from init/main.c
>   */
>  static int __init console_setup(char *str)
>  {
>  	char buf[sizeof(console_cmdline[0].name) + 4]; /* 4 for index */
> -	char *s, *options;
> +	char *s, *options, *brl_options = NULL;
>  	int idx;
>  
> +#ifdef CONFIG_A11Y_BRAILLE_CONSOLE
> +	if (!memcmp(str, "brl,", 4)) {
> +		brl_options = "";
> +		str += 4;
> +	} else if (!memcmp(str, "brl=", 4)) {
> +		brl_options = str + 4;
> +		str = strchr(brl_options, ',');
> +		if (!str) {
> +			printk(KERN_ERR "need port name after brl=\n");
> +			return 1;
> +		}
> +		*(str++) = 0;
> +	}
> +#endif

Update Documentation/kernel-parameters.txt, please.  And additional
documentation would be nice, if justified?

>  	/*
>  	 * Decode str into name, index, options.
>  	 */
> @@ -799,7 +844,7 @@
>  	idx = simple_strtoul(s, NULL, 10);
>  	*s = 0;
>  
> -	add_preferred_console(buf, idx, options);
> +	__add_preferred_console(buf, idx, options, brl_options);
>  	return 1;
>  }
>
> ...
>
> +static void beep(unsigned int freq)
> +{
> +	if (sound)
> +		kd_mksound(freq, HZ/10);
> +}

hm, do we have enough Kconfig dependencies here to ensure that kd_mksound()
is always available?



  reply	other threads:[~2008-02-23  8:17 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-02-04  3:18 [PATCH] " Samuel Thibault
2008-02-04  3:22 ` Samuel Thibault
2008-02-04 17:10 ` Greg KH
2008-02-04 17:24   ` Samuel Thibault
2008-02-04 18:06     ` Greg KH
2008-02-04 18:15       ` Samuel Thibault
2008-02-04 18:27         ` Greg KH
2008-02-05 22:00 ` [PATCH,RESEND] " Samuel Thibault
2008-02-06  0:58   ` Andrew Morton
2008-02-06  2:04     ` Samuel Thibault
2008-02-22  0:28       ` [PATCH2] " Samuel Thibault
2008-02-23  8:04         ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2008-02-23 13:10           ` Samuel Thibault
2008-02-23 13:15             ` [PATCH] Braille screen reader fixes Samuel Thibault
2008-02-23 13:17             ` [PATCH] Braille screen reader documentation Samuel Thibault
2008-04-24  0:39             ` [PATCH2] Basic braille screen reader support Samuel Thibault
2008-04-24  4:46               ` Andrew Morton
2008-04-24 10:21               ` Alan Cox
2008-04-24 11:09                 ` Samuel Thibault
2008-03-19 18:57   ` [mmotm build error] Re: [PATCH,RESEND] " Randy Dunlap
2008-03-20  2:07     ` Samuel Thibault
2008-03-20  4:19       ` Randy Dunlap

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