Re: [PATCH 5/6] power: pcf50633: properly reenable charging whenthe supply conditions change

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Wed Nov 04 2009 - 18:56:19 EST

On Thu 2009-11-05 02:45:19, Anton Vorontsov wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 01:24:31AM +0300, Paul Fertser wrote:
> [...]
> > > If you want to "top-up" the battery, perhaps that should be on
> > > explicit request, like something in /sys?
> >
> > Well, probably but to me it seems like an unnecessary complexity. Also
> > since Li* batteries are dominating the market nowadays this
> > functionality would need to be introduced in the power_supply core to
> > provide userspace with a consistent interface. Anton, can you please
> > comment on this?
> Power supply class doesn't have writeable properties (initially
> it was a 'battery monitor class'). Though. I'd happily merge
> the support for writeable properties. ACPI batteries would
> benefit too, i.e. they could export 'alarm' property (see
> drivers/acpi/battery.c).

Yep, writable properties would be nice for at least Spitz and
Openmoko. Both of them have slow and fast charging modes, and
sometimes user will need to override the default.

> Though, I'd want to apply this patch set as is (i.e. I prefer
> the new behaviour, as it's really more 'user friendly'), and
> we could implement configurable option later.
> Pavel do you have a strong objection against this patch, or
> you can live with it? :-)

I can live with it... but thanks for asking :-).

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