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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 01/15] leds: multicolor: Add sysfs interface definition
Hi!

> diff --git a/Documentation/leds/leds-class-multicolor.rst b/Documentation/leds/leds-class-multicolor.rst
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..87a1588d7619
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/leds/leds-class-multicolor.rst
> @@ -0,0 +1,96 @@
> +====================================
> +Multi Color LED handling under Linux
> +====================================
> +
> +Description
> +===========
> +The multi color class groups monochrome LEDs and allows controlling two
> +aspects of the final combined color: hue and lightness. The former is
> +controlled via <color>_intensity files and the latter is controlled
> +via brightness file.
> +
> +For more details on hue and lightness notions please refer to
> +https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIECAM02.
> +
> +Note that intensity files only cache the written value and the actual
> +change of hardware state occurs upon writing brightness file. This
> +allows for changing many factors of the perceived color in a virtually
> +unnoticeable way for the human observer.

So unlike previous versions, userspace will need to write 4 files
instead of one in the common case.

> +Directory Layout Example
> +========================
> +root:/sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds# ls -lR colors/
> +-rw-rwxr-- 1 root root 4096 Jul 7 03:10 red_max_intensity
> +--w--wx-w- 1 root root 4096 Jul 7 03:10 red_intensity
> +-rw-rwxr-- 1 root root 4096 Jul 7 03:10 green_max_intensity
> +--w--wx-w- 1 root root 4096 Jul 7 03:10 green_intensity
> +-rw-rwxr-- 1 root root 4096 Jul 7 03:10 blue_max_intensity
> +--w--wx-w- 1 root root 4096 Jul 7 03:10 blue_intensity

Permissions are way off here.

> +A user first writes the color LED brightness file with the brightness level that
> +is necessary to achieve a blueish violet output from the RGB LED group.
> +
> +echo 138 > /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/red_intensity
> +echo 43 > /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/green_intensity
> +echo 226 > /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/blue_intensity

No, you can't tell what kind of color this will result in.

Will you be on ELCE/OSS in Lyon?

Best regards,
Pavel

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