Re: [PATCH/RFC v8 02/14] Documentation: leds: Add description of LED Flash class extension

From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sat Dec 06 2014 - 07:43:28 EST

> > The format of a sysfs attribute should be concise.
> > The error codes are generic and map directly to the V4L2 Flash
> > error codes.
> >
> Actually I'd like to see those flash fault code defined in LED
> subsystem. And V4L2 will just include LED flash header file to use it.
> Because flash fault code is not for V4L2 specific but it's a feature
> of LED flash devices.
> For clearing error code of flash devices, I think it depends on the
> hardware. If most of our LED flash is using reading to clear error
> code, we probably can make it simple as this now. But what if some
> other LED flash devices are using writing to clear error code? we
> should provide a API to that?

Actually, we should provide API that makes sense, and that is easy to
use by userspace.

I believe "read" is called read because it does not change anything,
and it should stay that way in /sysfs. You may want to talk to sysfs
maintainers if you plan on doing another semantics.
(cesky, pictures)
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