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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] dt-bindings: leds: document new "power-supply" property
On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 4:06 AM Daniel Thompson
<daniel.thompson@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 01:08:46PM +0200, Jean-Jacques Hiblot wrote:
> > Hi Rob,
> >
> > On 24/07/2019 18:47, Rob Herring wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jul 08, 2019 at 12:35:47PM +0200, Jean-Jacques Hiblot wrote:
> > > > Most of the LEDs are powered by a voltage/current regulator. describing in
> > > > the device-tree makes it possible for the LED core to enable/disable it
> > > > when needed.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Jean-Jacques Hiblot <jjhiblot@ti.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt | 5 +++++
> > > > 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
> > > >
> > > > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt
> > > > index 70876ac11367..e093a2b7eb90 100644
> > > > --- a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt
> > > > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt
> > > > @@ -61,6 +61,11 @@ Optional properties for child nodes:
> > > > - panic-indicator : This property specifies that the LED should be used,
> > > > if at all possible, as a panic indicator.
> > > > +- power-supply : A voltage/current regulator used to to power the LED. When a
> > > > + LED is turned off, the LED core disable its regulator. The
> > > > + same regulator can power many LED (or other) devices. It is
> > > > + turned off only when all of its users disabled it.
> > > Not sure this should be common. It wouldn't apply to cases where we have
> > > an LED controller parent nor gpio and pwm LEDs and those are most cases.
> >
> > It does make sense for GPIO and PWM bindings if the anode of LED is tied to
> > a regulated voltage and the cathod to the control line.

Okay. Is one of those your case, or you only have regulator control?
The latter would need a new binding. If you want to use power-supply
with either GPIO and PWM LED bindings, then it should still be listed
in those as an applicable property.

> > The same is true for a certain class of true LED controller that do not
> > deliver power but act like current sinks.
> >
> > JJ
> >
> > >
> > > Perhaps what makes sense here is an regulator-led binding.
>
> You didn't comment on this alternative... and I confess I'm not quite
> sure what Rob means by a regulator-led binding so I can't really comment
> either.
>
> Rob, is there any analogous example for a regulator-<something-else> binding
> to compare with?

regulator-haptic is the only one I found in a quick search.

Rob

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