[haiku] Re: VMW tools as (optional) package

  • From: Joseph Liu <froseph@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 12:56:11 -0800

>> Perhaps a better option could be to directly patch the "mouse" add-
>> on,
>> making it send absolute coordinates when it is running in VMWare and
>> the mouse is moved. It would also avoid polling the VMW backdoor
>> constantly. I will take a look....
> I suppose so.
> This design seems quite stupid from vmware... oh well.

Historically speaking:
PS/2 doesn't use absolute coordinates.
Polling is I/O is used when there isn't a suitable paravirtualized
event based device.

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