Re: [PATCH v3 1/2] dt: bindings: lm3692x: Add bindings for lm3692x LED driver

From: Jacek Anaszewski
Date: Thu Nov 16 2017 - 15:18:21 EST

Hi Dan and Pavel,

On 11/15/2017 11:23 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
>>> Shouldn't the driver be targeted for backlight subsystem then?
>>> Adding backlight maintainers.
>> Great point! I was not aware of the backlight subsystem.
>> Looks like I need to create a back light version as well.
>> Like the lp8788 did since this can be used as a LED driver beyond
>> display back lighting.
> No, definitely not two drivers for lp8788 hardware.

I agree.

> If that does not yet exist... you want to create glue layer to be able
> to use LED as a display backlight. (It may already exist, no idea).
> ...
> Actually or maybe a LED trigger. Just set LED's trigger to "this is
> display backlight".

There is one already:


It adds a LED class device to the fb_notifier_list

using fb_register_client(). The same is used in
backlight_device_register (drivers/video/backlight/backlight.c).

Actually why do you want to have this driver in the LED subsystem,
if it is advertised as "designed for LCD display backlighting"?

As a side note I can say that I've been always wondering why the two
subsystems for similar type of hardware.

Best regards,
Jacek Anaszewski