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Re: Locking of serial devices and devfs

Related to this--it would be nice to extend the locking to mouse
devices.  I know that X and gpm are supposed to play nice (though
after many problems with this, I now use the gpm repeater), but that
doesn't help when something like mdetect decides to probe devices.
Can't whatever mechanism X and gpm use to cooperate be changed to
explicit acquire and release the lock, so that other programs can
know when use of the device is safe?


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