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SubjectRe: ledtrig-cpu: Limit to 4 CPUs
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Hi Pavel,

On 9/19/20 11:38 AM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> commit 318681d3e019e39354cc6c2155a7fd1bb8e8084d
> Author: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
> Date: Sat Sep 19 11:34:58 2020 +0200
>
> ledtrig-cpu: Limit to 4 CPUs
>
> Some machines have thousands of CPUs... and trigger mechanisms was not
> really meant for thousands of triggers. I doubt anyone uses this
> trigger on many-CPU machine; but if they do, they'll need to do it
> properly.
>
> Signed-off-by: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
>
> diff --git a/drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-cpu.c b/drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-cpu.c
> index 869976d1b734..b7e00b09b137 100644
> --- a/drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-cpu.c
> +++ b/drivers/leds/trigger/ledtrig-cpu.c
> @@ -2,14 +2,18 @@
> /*
> * ledtrig-cpu.c - LED trigger based on CPU activity
> *
> - * This LED trigger will be registered for each possible CPU and named as
> - * cpu0, cpu1, cpu2, cpu3, etc.
> + * This LED trigger will be registered for first four CPUs and named
> + * as cpu0, cpu1, cpu2, cpu3. There's additional trigger called cpu that
> + * is on when any CPU is active.
> + *
> + * If you want support for arbitrary number of CPUs, make it one trigger,
> + * with additional sysfs file selecting which CPU to watch.
> *
> * It can be bound to any LED just like other triggers using either a
> * board file or via sysfs interface.
> *
> * An API named ledtrig_cpu is exported for any user, who want to add CPU
> - * activity indication in their code
> + * activity indication in their code.
> *
> * Copyright 2011 Linus Walleij <linus.walleij@linaro.org>
> * Copyright 2011 - 2012 Bryan Wu <bryan.wu@canonical.com>
> @@ -145,6 +149,9 @@ static int __init ledtrig_cpu_init(void)
> for_each_possible_cpu(cpu) {
> struct led_trigger_cpu *trig = &per_cpu(cpu_trig, cpu);
>
> + if (cpu > 4)

NACK. The workaround for this trigger was implemented for a reason -
to make it working on platforms with arbitrary number of logical cpus.
I've got 8, so I am discriminated now. Not saying, that it precludes
trigger registration with no single line of warning.
Regardless of that - you have no guarantee that you're not breaking
anyone - "I doubt" is not a sufficient argument.

> + continue;
> +
> snprintf(trig->name, MAX_NAME_LEN, "cpu%d", cpu);
>
> led_trigger_register_simple(trig->name, &trig->_trig);
>

--
Best regards,
Jacek Anaszewski

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