Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] leds: Add Intel Cherry Trail Whiskey Cove PMIC LEDs
From: Pavel Machek
Date: Sun Feb 17 2019 - 12:45:56 EST
> >I see... and yes, that would be the easiest solution.
> >But somehow I see "this LED is controlled by charging state" as
> >primary and "it shows pulses instead of staying on" as secondary
> >This week there was another driver for charger LED.. but that one does
> >not do pulses. Ideally, we'd like consistent interface to the
> >(To make it complex, the other driver supports things like:
> > LED solid on -- fully charged
> > LED blinking slowly -- charging
> > LED blinking fast -- charge error
> > LED off -- not charging).
> Something like that could be supported with my original hw_pattern
> proposal where we simply encode all of this in the hw-pattern file:
> tupple0: charging blinking_on_time
> tupple1: charging blinking_off_time
> tupple2: charging breathing_time
> tupple3: manual blinking_on_time
> tupple4: manual blinking_off_time
> tupple5: manual breathing_time
So the userland would need to know "I'm on yoga, so 3rd tupple sets up
breathing when charging"?
> So for this chip you mention, we do not need the breathing time (no breathing support),
> so we would get the following tupples:
> tupple0: not charging blinking_on_time
> tupple1: not charging blinking_off_time
> tupple2: slow charging blinking_on_time
> tupple3: slow charging blinking_off_time
> tupple4: fast charging blinking_on_time
> tupple5: fast charging blinking_off_time
> tupple6: charging error blinking_on_time
> tupple7: charging error blinking_off_time
Patterns and their meanings are fixed (or almost) on that driver, so
fortunately that will not be neccessary.
> Where by solid on/off can be done by setting one
> of the blinking times to 0.
> Having hw_pattern ABIs like this where some of
> the tupples only activate on certain conditions
> might be better then a hardware_control sysfs
> file as it offers more flexibility.
Agreed about flexibility, but I don't think it does enough to provide
hardware abstraction. It might be too much flexibility.
Also it only works with hw controlled LEDs.
With RGB LED multiple patterns per LED make a lot of sense (as there's
typically just one led.
For example on N900, we have
green: fully charged.
yellow pulsing: charging.
solid yellow: hardware feature, emergency charging.
white pulsing: happy phone, no events
blue fast pulses: message waiting
On N900, I'm handling that in userspace, but...
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