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From: Bastien Nocera <hadess@hadess.net>
To: "Pandruvada, Srinivas" <srinivas.pandruvada@intel.com>,
	"linux-input@vger.kernel.org" <linux-input@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Song, Hongyan" <hongyan.song@intel.com>,
	"linux-iio@vger.kernel.org" <linux-iio@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: "jikos@kernel.org" <jikos@kernel.org>,
	"jic23@kernel.org" <jic23@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] iio: hid: hid-sensor-accel-3d: Add second ACC sensor support
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:16:34 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1489756594.18490.22.camel@hadess.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1489716812.10281.4.camel@intel.com>

On Fri, 2017-03-17 at 02:13 +0000, Pandruvada, Srinivas wrote:
> On Thu, 2017-03-16 at 18:20 +0800, Song Hongyan wrote:
> > As accelerometer sensor becomes more and more popular, there are
> > more
> > user scenarios have been developed, "Hinge" is a very important
> > usecase
> > which needs two accelerometer sensors to calculate the included
> > angle
> > of keyboard and screen.
> > In this case, two accelerometer sensors will be exposed. Currently,
> > IIO interface hasn't other way to distinguish two sensors with same
> > sensor type, except sensor name. So a new sensor name
> > "accel_2nd_3d"
> > is added for secondary accelerometer sensor.
> 
> This type of interface will not satisfy all cases. We have some hubs
> with  many accelerometers attached. Same case is also true even for
> discrete sensors. So there should be some framework way to expose
> location of sensors.

So you're nacking as well?

> ACPI has special method called _PLD (Physical Device Location), which
> can  be used to specify location of any device. So we need to be able
> to export such information to user space. We can add for each sensor
> the location information.
> 
> I can propose some ABI for exporting location information.

There were patches floating around to do this, but they were never
finished:
http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-acpi/msg51540.html

Cheers

  reply	other threads:[~2017-03-17 13:16 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-03-16 10:20 Song Hongyan
2017-03-16 10:20 ` Song Hongyan
2017-03-16 12:01 ` Bastien Nocera
     [not found]   ` <1489665702.18490.12.camel-0MeiytkfxGOsTnJN9+BGXg@public.gmane.org>
2017-03-17  1:21     ` Song, Hongyan
2017-03-17  1:21       ` Song, Hongyan
2017-03-17 13:14       ` Bastien Nocera
     [not found] ` <1489659652-35608-1-git-send-email-hongyan.song-ral2JQCrhuEAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
2017-03-17  2:13   ` Pandruvada, Srinivas
2017-03-17  2:13     ` Pandruvada, Srinivas
2017-03-17 13:16     ` Bastien Nocera [this message]
     [not found]       ` <1489756594.18490.22.camel-0MeiytkfxGOsTnJN9+BGXg@public.gmane.org>
2017-03-17 13:31         ` Jonathan Cameron
2017-03-17 13:31           ` Jonathan Cameron
2017-03-17 16:22       ` Pandruvada, Srinivas
2017-03-17 16:22         ` Pandruvada, Srinivas
2017-03-18  0:24         ` Milton Mobley

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