Re: [PATCH leds + devicetree v2 2/2] leds: trigger: netdev: parse `trigger-sources` from device tree

From: Jacek Anaszewski
Date: Wed Sep 16 2020 - 18:23:37 EST

On 9/16/20 2:15 AM, Marek Behun wrote:
On Tue, 15 Sep 2020 23:35:25 +0200
Jacek Anaszewski <jacek.anaszewski@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi Marek,

On 9/15/20 5:26 PM, Marek Behún wrote:
Allow setting netdev LED trigger as default when given LED DT node has
the `trigger-sources` property pointing to a node corresponding to a
network device.

The specific netdev trigger mode is determined from the `function` LED

eth0: ethernet@30000 {
compatible = "xyz";
#trigger-source-cells = <0>;

led {
trigger-sources = <&eth0>;

Signed-off-by: Marek Behún <marek.behun@xxxxxx>
Cc: Rob Herring <robh+dt@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: devicetree@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-netdev.c | 80 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
include/dt-bindings/leds/common.h | 1 +
2 files changed, 80 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-netdev.c b/drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-netdev.c
index d5e774d830215..99fc2f0c68e12 100644
--- a/drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-netdev.c
+++ b/drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-netdev.c
@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@

static int netdev_trig_activate(struct led_classdev *led_cdev)
struct led_netdev_data *trigger_data;
@@ -414,10 +479,17 @@ static int netdev_trig_activate(struct led_classdev *led_cdev)
trigger_data->last_activity = 0;
led_set_trigger_data(led_cdev, trigger_data);
+ netdev_trig_of_parse(led_cdev, trigger_data);

Please be aware of LED_INIT_DEFAULT_TRIGGER flag - it would make
sense to use it here so as not to unnecessarily call
netdev_trig_of_parse(), which makes sense only if trigger will be
default, I presume.

See timer_trig_activate() in drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-timer.c
for reference.

Hmmm. Jacek, all the triggers that work with the macro
LED_INIT_DEFAULT_TRIGGER are oneshot, timer and pattern.
If this macro is set, they all call pattern_init function where they
read led-pattern from fwnode.

The fact that they all call pattern_init() does not mean that
the use of flag is limited only to this type of triggers.

It has been introduced to allow initialization of default trigger
with required parameters, but in the same time, not to enforce
the same initial parameters each next time the trigger is set
for the LED.

But there is no device tree in Linux sources using this property.
In fact the command
git grep led-pattern
yields only 2 files:

What is the purpose if no device tree uses this property? Is this used
from other fwnode sources, like acpi or efi?

This is mainly useful for debugging purposes, probably that's why
it is not present in official dts files yet.

The reason why I am asking this is that the `led-pattern` property in
device tree goes against the principle of device tree, that it
shouldn't set settings settable from userspace, only describe the
devices on the system and how they are connected to each other.

If that was a hard principle then we wouldn't have properties like
linux,default-trigger. I have once asked Rob about that - see the reply
at the and of message [0].


Best regards,
Jacek Anaszewski