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Question: PS/2 Mouse Operating in Remote Mode

Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 20:00:10 GMT
From: Andrei Racz <>

I am experimenting with a PS/2 mouse in remote operation - which is, requesting for a pointing packet and then waiting for it. No requests - no packets. Usually, the mouse operates in stream mode, sending continuosly. 
 I started with psaux.c code; first I added a timer which would fire the callback which in turn would send the request.
I ended in hanging the machine - with some message ... iddle task could not sleep and then AIEE ...scheduling in interrupt.
Trying with a task queue (tq_timer/tq_scheduler) did not help either.
  I have limited experience with Linux.
  I would appreciate some advice on this matter. 
Regards, Andrei Racz