Re: Vibrations in input vs. LED was Re: [PATCH v2 0/3] led: ledtrig-transient: add support for hrtimer

From: Jacek Anaszewski
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 - 14:45:47 EST


On 09/20/2017 01:15 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> On Mon 2017-09-18 22:43:40, Jacek Anaszewski wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 09/17/2017 07:50 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>>>>> Do you think such an improvement could be harmful in some way,
>>>>>> even if it was made optional?
>>>>> Of course, we can make LED timing accurate down to microseconds. It will
>>>>> mean increased overhead -- for "improvement" human can not perceive.
>>>>> If someone has problems with LED delays not being accurate enough... we
>>>>> may want to fix it. But that is not the case here, is it?
>>>> AFAIR David was mentioning that the hr_timer support is perceivable
>>> He said that hr_timer support is perceivable _when he is driving
>>> vibration motor_. Which he should not do in the first place.
>>> Yes, if the difference is perceivable with LED in non-crazy
>>> configuration (*), we can take the patch. Is it? Do we have someone
>>> not from Google observing it?
>>> (*) emulating PWM using blink trigger counts as "crazy" :-)
>> How about adding CONFIG_LED_TRIGGERS_HR_TIMER_SUPPORT, guarding the
>> hr timer support in triggers (timer trigger could also benefit from it)
>> with it, and adding "(EXPERIMENTAL)" tag to the config description?
> Why would we want to add code in the LED subsystem that is useless for
> LEDs?

It could be used for software pwm trigger, there has been at least one
an attempt to add such [0].

Best regards,
Jacek Anaszewski