Re: [PATCH] platform/chrome: Add Wilco EC keyboard backlight LEDs support
From: Nick Crews
Date: Mon Mar 11 2019 - 11:29:25 EST
Thanks for looking this over. I will fix most of your concerns, but
have one question.
On Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 2:08 PM Pavel Machek <pavel@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Fri 2019-03-08 13:38:02, Nick Crews wrote:
> > This patch is meant to be applied on top of the for-next
> > branch of the platform/chrome repository, as it uses some of
> > the code staged there.
> > The EC is in charge of controlling the keyboard backlight on
> > the Wilco platform. We expose a standard LED class device at
> > /sys/class/leds/wilco::kbd_backlight. This driver is modeled
> > after the standard Chrome OS keyboard backlight driver at
> > drivers/platform/chrome/cros_kbd_led_backlight.c
> Can you make it "platform::kbd_backlight"? We want some consistency
The analogous name in the standard driver
"chromeos::kbd_backlight", and I thought "wilco" was a better
substitute for "chromeos" than "platform" would be. What other thing
are you saying "platform" would be consistent with?
> > Some Wilco devices do not support a keyboard backlight. This
> > is checked in probe(), and in this case the sysfs entry will
> > not appear, and everything will behave normally.
> > When the EC is reset (loses all AC and battery power), it will
> > restart in some unpredictable state. The brightness on the
> > keyboard could be anything, and reading the brightness
> > from the EC is undefined behavior. Therefore, at startup the
> > brightness should be set, and then everything will work.
> Really? Undefined behavior?
By undefined I guess I meant "not conforming with the schema
that Chrome OS normally uses." The EC begins in non-PWM mode,
so while it may behave consistently, it doesn't behave as the rest of
Chrome OS expects. I think the solution is going to be to hard-code in
setting the brightness to 0 at probe(), and then everything should be
in a consistent state.
> > index e09e4cebe9b4..15b56f5ce090 100644
> > --- a/drivers/platform/chrome/wilco_ec/Kconfig
> > +++ b/drivers/platform/chrome/wilco_ec/Kconfig
> > @@ -18,3 +18,12 @@ config WILCO_EC_DEBUGFS
> > manipulation and allow for testing arbitrary commands. This
> > interface is intended for debug only and will not be present
> > on production devices.
> > +
> > +config WILCO_EC_KBD_BACKLIGHT
> > + tristate "Enable keyboard led backlight control"
> Delete "led" or make it "LED".
> > + depends on WILCO_EC
> > + help
> > + If you say Y here, you get support to set the keyboard backlight led
> Same here.
> > +#define DRV_NAME "wilco-kbd-backlight"
> > +
> > +#define EC_COMMAND_KB_BKLIGHT 0x75
> > +#define KBBL_MSG_SIZE 16
> > +/* The EC can set the backlight brightness in several different modes.
> > +The mode we care about is PWM mode, where we separately supply a
> > +literal percentage to set the brightness to. We need to set the proper
> > +KBBL_PWM_MODE flag in the KBBL_MODE_INDEX-th byte in the message, and
> > +then supply the percentage within the KBBL_BRIGHTNESS_INDEX-th byte
> > +within the message. When we read the brightness, the percentage is
> > +returned in this same byte location. */
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> Best regards,