RE: [PATCH v4] pwm: add sysfs interface

From: H Hartley Sweeten
Date: Tue Jun 11 2013 - 14:45:31 EST

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 11:35 AM, Thierry Reding wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:47:23AM -0500, H Hartley Sweeten wrote:
>> On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:09 AM, H Hartley Sweeten wrote:
>>> On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:29 AM, Ryan Mallon wrote:
>>>> On 11/06/13 20:14, Thierry Reding wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 04:12:07PM -0700, H Hartley Sweeten wrote:
>>>>>> +config PWM_SYSFS
>>>>>> + bool "/sys/class/pwm/... (sysfs interface)"
>>>>>> + depends on SYSFS
>>>>>> + help
>>>>>> + Say Y here to provide a sysfs interface to control PWMs.
>>>>>> +
>>>>>> + For every instance of a PWM device there is a pwmchipN directory
>>>>>> + created in /sys/class/pwm. Use the export attribute to request
>>>>>> + a PWM to be accessible from userspace and the unexport attribute
>>>>>> + to return the PWM to the kernel. Each exported PWM will have a
>>>>>> + pwmX directory in the pwmchipN it is associated with.
>>>>> I have a small quibble with this. Introducing options like this make it
>>>>> increasingly difficult to compile-test all the various combinations, so
>>>>> I'd like to see this converted to a form that will play well with the
>>>>> IS_ENABLED() macro. We already have the same issue with DEBUG_FS, only
>>>>> to a lesser degree because it doesn't have an additional PWM-specific
>>>>> Kconfig option.
>>> How about removing the Kconfig option and just doing:
>>> obj-$(CONFIG_SYSFS) += sysfs.o
>>> This way the PWM sysfs interface is always compiled and included in the build
>>> as long as CONFIG_SYSFS is enabled. The check in the header would change to
>> That didn't work. As Ryan pointed out we get undefined references due to
>> sysfs.c being compiled but not core.c when CONFIG_PWM is not enabled.
> Why not add dummies for the missing functions? It was my impression that
> we had dummies for all of them already, but if not they should certainly
> be added to match what other subsystems do.

I just looked it over and the undefined reference was for pwm_set_polarity().
The dummy for that function is missing.

The other problem with this approach is the sysfs.c file gets compiled whenever
CONFIG_SYSFS is enabled even if CONFIG_PWM is not enabled.

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