Re: [PATCH v2 3/4] dt-bindings: backlight: Add led-backlight binding
From: Daniel Thompson
Date: Mon Jul 08 2019 - 06:50:33 EST
On Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 12:26:59PM +0200, Jean-Jacques Hiblot wrote:
> Add DT binding for led-backlight.
> Signed-off-by: Jean-Jacques Hiblot <jjhiblot@xxxxxx>
> .../bindings/leds/backlight/led-backlight.txt | 29 +++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 29 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/backlight/led-backlight.txt
> diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/backlight/led-backlight.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/backlight/led-backlight.txt
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..4f545316b288
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/backlight/led-backlight.txt
> @@ -0,0 +1,29 @@
> +led-backlight bindings
> +This binding is used to describe a basic backlight device made of LEDs.
> +It can also be used to describe a backlight device controlled by the output of
> +a LED driver.
> +Required properties:
> + - compatible: "led-backlight"
> + - leds: a list of LEDs
> +Optional properties:
> + - brightness-levels: Array of distinct brightness levels. These
> + are in the range from 0 to 255. The actual brightness
> + level programmed in each LED will be adjusted based on
> + its maximum brightness:
> + led brightness = (level * maximum brightness) / 255
8-bits is a narrow range and likely to make animated backlight effects
impossible because the stepping artefacts would be too obvious.
I'd rather see the brightness-levels table expressed in the native
steps of the LEDs in the leds list.
I know this means that the LEDs must have identical ranges but I think
it is OK. A backlight design whose LEDs are connected to non-identical
drivers is either badly broken or sufficiently exotic to need to special
purpose driver. The driver can therefore fail to probe if the LEDs are
> + - default-brightness-level: The default brightness level (index into the
> + array defined by the "brightness-levels" property).
The brightness-levels property is optional... this text needs to be