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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 1/2] leds: core: Introduce generic pattern interface
On Sun 2018-07-15 00:29:25, Pavel Machek wrote:
> On Sun 2018-07-15 00:02:57, Jacek Anaszewski wrote:
> > Hi Pavel,
> >
> > On 07/14/2018 11:20 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > >Hi!
> > >
> > >>>It also drew my attention to the issue of desired pattern sysfs
> > >>>interface semantics on uninitialized pattern. In your implementation
> > >>>user seems to be unable to determine if the pattern is activated
> > >>>or not. We should define the semantics for this use case and
> > >>>describe it in the documentation. Possibly pattern could
> > >>>return alone new line character then.
> > >
> > >Let me take a step back: we have triggers.. like LED blinking.
> > >
> > >How is that going to interact with patterns? We probably want the
> > >patterns to be ignored in that case...?
> > >
> > >Which suggest to me that we should treat patterns as a trigger. I
> > >believe we do something similar with blinking already.
> > >
> > >Then it is easy to determine if pattern is active, and pattern
> > >vs. trigger issue is solved automatically.
> >
> > I'm all for it. I proposed this approach during the previous
> > discussions related to possible pattern interface implementations,
> > but you seemed not to be so enthusiastic in [0].
> >
> > [0] https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/4/7/350
>
> Hmm. Reading my own email now, I can't decipher it.
>
> I believe I meant "changing patterns from kernel in response to events
> is probably overkill"... or something like that.

Anyway -- to clean up the confusion -- I'd like to see

echo pattern > trigger
echo "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8" > somewhere

to activate pattern, and

echo none > trigger

to stop it.

Best regards,
Pavel

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