Re: [PATCH 3/5] power_supply: add a TRICKLE_CHARGING status, andadd it to the olpc driver

From: Richard A. Smith
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 19:46:35 EST

Mark Brown wrote:
On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 07:13:17PM -0400, Richard A. Smith wrote:
Mark Brown wrote:

A separate file with the detailed information would sidestep this since
it's a new interface. I'm not strongly opposed to adding the new states
but I do think it's worth considering other ways of doing this.

I've got no problems with a new interface. But, i'm also not the person writing the driver. :)

It's really no bother from the driver point of view either way, it's the
user space applications that are the concern here - are they going to
cope well with a new state appearing there?

I can only speak for OLPC's usage. But my script, the documentation on our wiki, and HAL are the only things that I know of that use that info and none of them should have any problem with it changing.

Richard Smith <richard@xxxxxxxxxx>
One Laptop Per Child
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