[3.16.y-ckt stable] Patch "vt: provide notifications on selection changes" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Mon Mar 2 13:35:16 UTC 2015

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    vt: provide notifications on selection changes

to the linux-3.16.y-queue branch of the 3.16.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.16.7-ckt8.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

For more information about the 3.16.y-ckt tree, see



>From 2731f6686f5c1ee51285ee392f4e0e4791762656 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Nicolas Pitre <nicolas.pitre at linaro.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:07:21 -0500
Subject: vt: provide notifications on selection changes

commit 19e3ae6b4f07a87822c1c9e7ed99d31860e701af upstream.

The vcs device's poll/fasync support relies on the vt notifier to signal
changes to the screen content.  Notifier invocations were missing for
changes that comes through the selection interface though.  Fix that.

Tested with BRLTTY 5.2.

Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <nico at linaro.org>
Cc: Dave Mielke <dave at mielke.cc>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh at linuxfoundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/tty/vt/vt.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c b/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
index b33b00b386de..53c25bca7d05 100644
--- a/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
+++ b/drivers/tty/vt/vt.c
@@ -498,6 +498,7 @@ void invert_screen(struct vc_data *vc, int offset, int count, int viewed)
 	if (DO_UPDATE(vc))
 		do_update_region(vc, (unsigned long) p, count);
+	notify_update(vc);

 /* used by selection: complement pointer position */
@@ -514,6 +515,7 @@ void complement_pos(struct vc_data *vc, int offset)
 		scr_writew(old, screenpos(vc, old_offset, 1));
 		if (DO_UPDATE(vc))
 			vc->vc_sw->con_putc(vc, old, oldy, oldx);
+		notify_update(vc);

 	old_offset = offset;
@@ -531,8 +533,8 @@ void complement_pos(struct vc_data *vc, int offset)
 			oldy = (offset >> 1) / vc->vc_cols;
 			vc->vc_sw->con_putc(vc, new, oldy, oldx);
+		notify_update(vc);

 static void insert_char(struct vc_data *vc, unsigned int nr)

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