lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2018]   [May]   [10]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 2/2] leds: Add Spreadtrum SC27xx breathing light controller driver
Hi!

> >>This patch adds Spreadtrum SC27xx PMIC series breathing light controller
> >>driver, which can support 3 LEDs. Each LED can work at normal PWM mode
> >>and breathing mode.
> >>
> >>diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-led-driver-sc27xx b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-led-driver-sc27xx
> >>new file mode 100644
> >>index 0000000..22166fb
> >>--- /dev/null
> >>+++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-led-driver-sc27xx
> >>@@ -0,0 +1,19 @@
> >>+What: /sys/class/leds/<led>/rise_time
> >>+What: /sys/class/leds/<led>/high_time
> >>+What: /sys/class/leds/<led>/fall_time
> >>+What: /sys/class/leds/<led>/low_time
> >>+Date: May 2018
> >>+KernelVersion: 4.18
> >>+Contact: Xiaotong Lu <xiaotong.lu@spreadtrum.com>
> >>+Description:
> >>+ Set the pattern generator rise, high, fall and low
> >>+ times (0..63). It's unit is 0.125s, it should be > 0.
> >>+
> >>+ 1 - 125 ms
> >>+ 2 - 250 ms
> >>+ 3 - 375 ms
> >>+ ...
> >>+ ...
> >>+ ...
> >>+ 62 - 7.75 s
> >>+ 63 - 7.875 s
> >
> >How does this interact with triggers? With manually setting
> >brightness? Are the pattern generators independend for the LEDs?
> >
> >Can you generate white breathing pattern? If so, how?
> >
> >How do you select between normal and breathing modes?
> >
> >I'd specify times in miliseconds or something, this is way too
> >hardware specific.
>
> Agreed.
>
> >Now... functionality like this is common between many LED
> >controllers. N900 could do this kind of "breathing", too, and it also
> >supports other patterns.
> >
> >I believe we need interface common between different LED controllers.
> >
> >And I guess it would be easiest if you dropped this part from initial
> >merge.
>
> I disagree here. We already had the same discussion at the occasion
> of the patch [0] and it turned out to be a dead-end [1]. Now we have
> neither the driver nor the generic pattern interface.
>
> We also already have some older LED class drivers that implement custom
> pattern interfaces (e.g. drivers/leds/leds-lm3533.c) and the same
> approach can be applied in this case.

Please don't. It was mistake to implement custom pattern interfaces
back then, it is still mistake now.

If we really need solution now, I'd recommend "pattern" file with

"<delta time> <brightness> <delta time> <brightness>".

In this specific case, hardware only supports patterns in this format:

low_time 0 rise_time 255 high_time 255 fall_time 0

so driver would simply -EINVAL on anything else.

Best regards,

Pavel
--
(english) http://www.livejournal.com/~pavelmachek
(cesky, pictures) http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~pavel/picture/horses/blog.html
[unhandled content-type:application/pgp-signature]
\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2018-05-10 13:38    [W:0.087 / U:29.120 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site