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SubjectRe: [PATCH] platform/chrome: Add Wilco EC keyboard backlight LEDs support
On Thu 2019-04-04 13:07:39, Dmitry Torokhov wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 4, 2019 at 12:23 PM Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz> wrote:
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > > > > > Yeah, well, we not let the cros_kbd_led_backlight.c use chromeos:: in
> > > > > > the first place. But it happened. We want all backlights for the
> > > > > > system keyboard to use common name, and "chromeos" is not really
> > > > > > suitable for that. "platform" is.
> > > > >
> > > > > Pavel, who exactly wants this and why? Looking at today's -next I see:
> > > > >
> > > > > dtor@dtor-ws:~/kernel/linux-next ((next-20190404))$ git grep
> > > > > "::kbd_backlight" | wc -l
> > > > > 18
> > > > > dtor@dtor-ws:~/kernel/linux-next ((next-20190404))$ git grep
> > > > > "platform::kbd_backlight" | wc -l
> > > > > 0
> > > > >
> > > > > so there isn't a single instance of "platform::kbd_backlight" and we
> > > > > definitely not changing existing names.
> > > >
> > > > Yeah, we made mistakes in the past. We _don't_ want userspace to have
> > > > ever growing list of names for userspace to follow.
> > > >
> > > > Backlight of internal keyboard is pretty common concept and there
> > > > should be one name for it.
> > >
> > > It is the *function* that is interesting to userspace, not full name,
> > > and we have proper standardization there.
> >
> > Well, if full name is not interesting, as you argue, why do we have
> > this discussion?
>
> Because I need to understand why you believe that device name for
> kbd_backlight matters, and having wilco::kbd_backlight is a bad idea,
> but, for example, having max77650::kbd_backlight is perfectly fine if
> somebody decided to wire it in this way.

max77650::kbd_backlight is not fine and we'll try to prevent that in
future.

We want one name for internal keyboard backlight. What exactly that
name is is not _that_ important, but platform::kbd_backlight seems
like reasonable choice.

Pavel
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