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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] Input: synaptics: Use in-kernel tracking for reporting mt data
Hi Benjamin,

On Mon, Dec 08, 2014 at 01:01:28PM -0500, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM, Benjamin Tissoires
> <benjamin.tissoires@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 12:51 PM, Dmitry Torokhov
> > <dmitry.torokhov@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 02:33:06PM -0400, Benjamin Tissoires wrote:
> >>> The current code tries to consider all states and transitions to properly
> >>> detect which finger is attached to which slot. The code is quite huge
> >>> and difficult to read.
> >>> If the sensor manages to group the touch points but is not reliable in
> >>> giving tracking ids, we can simply use the kernel tracking method. Note
> >>> that it is already used by Cr-48 Chromebooks.
> >>>
> >>> Incidentaly, this fixes a bug reported by Peter Hutterer:
> >>> """
> >>> on the Lenovo T440, run:
> >>> evemu-record /dev/input/event4 | grep BTN_
> >>>
> >>> then put one, two, three, two fingers down
> >>> when you go from 3 to 2 fingers the driver sends a spurious BTN_TOUCH 0
> >>> event:
> >>>
> >>> E: 0.000000 0001 014a 0001 # EV_KEY / BTN_TOUCH 1
> >>> E: 0.000000 0001 0145 0001 # EV_KEY / BTN_TOOL_FINGER 1
> >>> E: 0.770008 0001 0145 0000 # EV_KEY / BTN_TOOL_FINGER 0
> >>> E: 0.770008 0001 014d 0001 # EV_KEY / BTN_TOOL_DOUBLETAP 1
> >>> E: 1.924716 0001 014d 0000 # EV_KEY / BTN_TOOL_DOUBLETAP 0
> >>> E: 1.924716 0001 014e 0001 # EV_KEY / BTN_TOOL_TRIPLETAP 1
> >>>
> >>> .. changing from 3 to 2 fingers now
> >>>
> >>> E: 3.152641 0001 014a 0000 # EV_KEY / BTN_TOUCH 0
> >>> E: 3.152641 0001 014d 0001 # EV_KEY / BTN_TOOL_DOUBLETAP 1
> >>> E: 3.152641 0001 014e 0000 # EV_KEY / BTN_TOOL_TRIPLETAP 0
> >>> E: 3.176948 0001 014a 0001 # EV_KEY / BTN_TOUCH 1
> >>>
> >>> quick look in the kernel shows it's caused by hw.z going to 0 for a packet,
> >>> so probably a firmware bug. either way, it makes it hard to track BTN_TOUCH
> >>> as signal that at least one finger is down.
> >>> """
> >>>
> >>> The in-kernel tracking is enough to remove this spurious BTN_TOUCH 0.
> >>>
> >>> Signed-off-by: Benjamin Tissoires <benjamin.tissoires@redhat.com>
> >>> ---
> >>>
> >>> Hi Dmitry,
> >>>
> >>> I started working on that for 2 other bug reports
> >>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=81278
> >>> and
> >>> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=76722
> >>>
> >>> I thought the cursor jumps could be fixed by the in-kernel tracking, but the
> >>> tracking needs a little bit more work to filter them out (patches to follow soon).
> >>>
> >>> From a user perspective, this patch does not change anything to what the user
> >>> previously had. It also fixes Peter's bug that's why I decide to send this out
> >>> by itself (removing ~350 lines of code and fixing bugs is always nice).
> >>>
> >>> I think the cursor jump fixes will need more bikeshedding in input-mt.c (I am
> >>> *really* bad at designing APIs), so I'll send it later as an RFC.
> >>
> >> Daniel and Chung-yih were working on the driver so let's see if they
> >> have a moment...
> >>
> >
> > Any news from the chrome team? This is a requirement for fixing the
> > cursor jumps, and I'd rather have this series in shape before
> > introducing the changes in input-mt.c.
> >
>
> ping?

Looks like a very nice fix and clean up. I queued it for 3.20, sorry for
the delay.

Thanks.

--
Dmitry


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