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Date:   Thu, 30 Aug 2018 14:56:18 -0700
From:   Harry Cutts <>
To:     linux-input <>,
        LKML <>
Cc:     Jiri Kosina <>,
        Dmitry Torokhov <>,
        Benjamin Tissoires <>,
        Harry Cutts <>,,
        Jonathan Corbet <>
Subject: [PATCH v2 1/5] Add the `REL_WHEEL_HI_RES` event code

This event code represents scroll reports from high-resolution wheels,
and will be used by future patches in this series. See the linux-input
"Reporting high-resolution scroll events" thread [0] for more details.


Signed-off-by: Harry Cutts <>

Changes in v2: None

 Documentation/input/event-codes.rst    | 11 ++++++++++-
 include/uapi/linux/input-event-codes.h |  1 +
 2 files changed, 11 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/input/event-codes.rst b/Documentation/input/event-codes.rst
index a8c0873beb95..cef220c176a4 100644
--- a/Documentation/input/event-codes.rst
+++ b/Documentation/input/event-codes.rst
@@ -190,7 +190,16 @@ A few EV_REL codes have special meanings:
   - These codes are used for vertical and horizontal scroll wheels,
-    respectively.
+    respectively. The value is the number of "notches" moved on the wheel, the
+    physical size of which varies by device. For high-resolution wheels (which
+    report multiple events for each notch of movement, or do not have notches)
+    this may be an approximation based on the high-resolution scroll events.
+  - If a vertical scroll wheel supports high-resolution scrolling, this code
+    will be emitted in addition to REL_WHEEL. The value is the (approximate)
+    distance travelled by the user's finger, in microns.
diff --git a/include/uapi/linux/input-event-codes.h b/include/uapi/linux/input-event-codes.h
index 53fbae27b280..dad8d3890a3a 100644
--- a/include/uapi/linux/input-event-codes.h
+++ b/include/uapi/linux/input-event-codes.h
@@ -708,6 +708,7 @@
 #define REL_DIAL		0x07
 #define REL_WHEEL		0x08
 #define REL_MISC		0x09
+#define REL_WHEEL_HI_RES	0x0a
 #define REL_MAX			0x0f
 #define REL_CNT			(REL_MAX+1)

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