Re: [PATCH 2/2] leds: Add WM831x status LED driver

From: Richard Purdie
Date: Mon Sep 07 2009 - 09:51:15 EST

On Mon, 2009-09-07 at 15:22 +0200, Pavel Machek wrote:
> On Sat 2009-09-05 14:09:21, Mark Brown wrote:
> > The WM831x devices feature two software controlled status LEDs with
> > hardware assisted blinking.
> >
> > The device can also autonomously control the LEDs based on a selection
> > of sources. This can be configured at boot time using either platform
> > data or the chip OTP. A sysfs file in the style of that for triggers
> > allowing the control source to be configured at run time. Triggers
> > can't be used here since they can't depend on the implementation details
> > of a specific LED type.
> I believe people *were* doing that with triggers in other drivers...?

We did talk about allowing the LED triggers to choose whether they were
visible to a given LED. At present the mechanism doesn't exist because
we've never had a user.

It would just be a case of adding a new optional function to the trigger
to say whether it supported a given LED or not and calling that function
from led_trigger_show().

I've queued this driver but that would be a nice enhancement.



Richard Purdie
Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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