Linux 5.11 Adding An "Inhibited" Feature To Temporarily Disregard Select Input Devices
This input inhibited property is being led by Google ChromeOS engineers in conjunction with Collabora and the initial use-case for inhibiting input from select devices is a 2-in-1/laptop use-case where the keyboard may be folded under the screen for creating a tablet-like experience. This new property allows for such a property to be created in user-space so that when such a keyboard folding event occurs it could inhibit the input from that given device. Other use-cases will also surely materialize.
Queued into the input-next code ahead of the Linux 5.11 kernel is this functionality, which is exposed to user-space via a sysfs interface.
The new documentation lays out more details on this means of inhibiting for ignoring input events from selected devices.