The following reply was made to PR usb/133989; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Matthew D. Fuller" <fulle...@over-yonder.net>
Subject: Re: usb/133989
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2012 08:24:36 -0500
One way to slide past it is that the mountroot prompt accepts a '.' to
spin around the kernel for a second or so to complete various
background tasks. It's meant to allow finishing probing drives etc,
but on systems I've tried it also works for letting the USB stack pick
up the keyboard.
Of course, using this as a workaround is severely diluted by the fact
that you need a working keyboard to run the hack to get the keyboard
working ;) But something in the spirit of the original patch would
be a real nice plus; this bites me on a regular (rare, but still
Matthew Fuller (MF4839) | fulle...@over-yonder.net
Systems/Network Administrator | http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/
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