Re: [PATCH V5] leds: trigger: Introduce a USB port trigger

From: Peter Chen
Date: Fri Sep 09 2016 - 05:34:54 EST

On Thu, Sep 08, 2016 at 06:08:24PM +0200, RafaÅ MiÅecki wrote:
> From: RafaÅ MiÅecki <rafal@xxxxxxxxxx>
> This commit adds a new trigger responsible for turning on LED when USB
> device gets connected to the selected USB port. This can can useful for
> various home routers that have USB port(s) and a proper LED telling user
> a device is connected.
> The trigger gets its documentation file but basically it just requires
> enabling it and selecting USB ports (e.g. echo 1 > ports/usb1-1).
> There was a long discussion on design of this driver. Its current state
> is a result of picking them most adjustable solution as others couldn't
> handle all cases.
> 1) It wasn't possible for the driver to register separated trigger for
> each USB port. Some physical USB ports are handled by more than one
> controller and so by more than one USB port. E.g. USB 2.0 physical
> port may be handled by OHCI's port and EHCI's port.
> It's also not possible to assign more than 1 trigger to a single LED
> and implementing such feature would be tricky due to syncing triggers
> and sysfs conflicts with old triggers.
> 2) Another idea was to register trigger per USB hub. This wouldn't allow
> handling devices with multiple USB LEDs and controllers (hubs)
> controlling more than 1 physical port. It's common for hubs to have
> few ports and each may have its own LED.
> This final trigger is highly flexible. It allows selecting any USB ports
> for any LED. It was also modified (compared to the initial version) to
> allow choosing ports rather than having user /guess/ proper names. It
> was successfully tested on SmartRG SR400ac which has 3 USB LEDs,
> 2 physical ports and 3 controllers.
> Another planned feature is support for LED reacting to the USB activity.
> This can be implemented with another sysfs file for setting mode. The
> default mode wouldn't change so there won't be ABI breakage and such
> feature can be safely implemented later.

It has such driver at: drivers/usb/common/led.c


Best Regards,
Peter Chen