Since the commit in the title, a kernel build on an HP Mini 110 Netbook no longer has keyboard input. The main difference is that if CONFIG_SERIO_I8042=y, the keyboard works. The faulty commit was located by bisection and has been verified by reverting the patch.
Further investigation shows that the faulty hunk is
diff --git a/drivers/input/serio/Kconfig b/drivers/input/serio/Kconfig
index 3bfe8fa..256b9e9 100644
@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ config SERIO_I8042
tristate "i8042 PC Keyboard controller" if EMBEDDED || !X86
depends on !PARISC && (!ARM || ARCH_SHARK || FOOTBRIDGE_HOST) && \
- (!SUPERH || SH_CAYMAN) && !M68K && !BLACKFIN
+ (!SUPERH || SH_CAYMAN) && !M68K && !BLACKFIN && !X86_MRST
i8042 is the chip over which the standard AT keyboard and PS/2
mouse are connected to the computer. If you use these devices,
Reverting this one hunk alone results in a working system. Obviously, this Netbook does not have X86_MRST set.
Clarification: CONFIG_X86_MRST=y in .config. I tripped over the double negative.
The same is true for my Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop; I can press the power button to initiate a clean shutdown (obviously, this key is not handled by the normal keyboard driver), but except this button no other input (including the mouse) works.
First-Bad-Commit : 0b28bac5aef7bd1ab213723df031e61db9ff151a
Author: Randy Dunlap <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu Jun 17 22:31:17 2010 -0700
Input: fixup X86_MRST selects
Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <email@example.com>
Cc: Jacob Pan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Dmitry Torokhov <email@example.com>
A workaround is to disable Moorestown support. When you do this, CONFIG_SERIO_I8042 is once again selected and the box works.
According to Dmitri, "HPA posted a patch series that should fix the problem".
Should be fixed by series of commits ending with 5cdfa1c3bbabb809ef3134f741a63e13373a8cad