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From: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
To: Bjorn Andersson <bjorn.andersson@linaro.org>
Cc: Dan Murphy <dmurphy@ti.com>, Rob Herring <robh+dt@kernel.org>,
	Andy Gross <agross@kernel.org>,
	Thierry Reding <thierry.reding@gmail.com>,
	Uwe Kleine-K?nig <u.kleine-koenig@pengutronix.de>,
	Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>,
	Martin Botka <martin.botka1@gmail.com>,
	linux-leds@vger.kernel.org, devicetree@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-arm-msm@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-pwm@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6 2/4] leds: Add driver for Qualcomm LPG
Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 17:43:05 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YJFridMwwMV1K98m@mobian> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210429212920.GB2484@yoga>

Hi!

> > > One such example is the laptop in front of me, which has 3 channels
> > > wired to an RGB LED and 1 channel wired as a backlight control signal
> > > (i.e. using pwm-backlight).  Another example is a devboard where the
> > > 4 channels are wired to 4 LEDs.
> > 
> > Ok, so this is actually important. In this case you should have PWM
> > layer, exporting PWMs, and then rgb-LED driver that takes three of
> > those PWMs and turns them into LED, no?
> > 
> > And ... surprise ... that is likely to help other people, as LEDs
> > connected to PWMs are quite common.
> > 
> > Hmm.?
> > 
> > If you can't do this for some reason, you should probably explain in
> > the changelog, because this is going to be FAQ.
> > 
> 
> This is exactly what the downstream implementation does and in the case
> of a solid color LED this works fine.
> 
> But the hardware has a shared chunk of memory where you can write
> duty-cycle values, then for each PWM channel you can specify the
> start/stop index and pace for the PWM to read and update the configured
> duty-cycle. This is how the hardware implements pattern support.

Ok.

> So downstream they have (last time I looked at the code) an addition in
> the PWM API where the LED driver can inform the PWM driver part about
> the indices to use. Naturally I don't think that's a good idea.

Dunno. Is it bad idea?

pattern support for other PWMs (vibration?) seems useful, too. Yes, it
means more discussion and extending PWMs properly..

> Additionally, representing this as individual PWM channels means we're
> loosing the grouping that now comes from the description of multicolor
> LEDs, which serves the basis for synchronizing the pattern traversal
> between the involved channels.

Yes, keeping grouping would be nice, but perhaps pattern API for PWMs
can do that too?

You can have solid-color-only driver now, with patterns being added
as discussion with PWM people progresses...

Best regards,
									Pavel

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-04 15:43 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-21 20:12 [PATCH v6 0/4] Qualcomm Light Pulse Generator Bjorn Andersson
2020-10-21 20:12 ` [PATCH v6 1/4] dt-bindings: leds: Add Qualcomm Light Pulse Generator binding Bjorn Andersson
2020-10-26 15:02   ` Rob Herring
2020-10-21 20:12 ` [PATCH v6 2/4] leds: Add driver for Qualcomm LPG Bjorn Andersson
2020-10-22 19:25   ` Luca Weiss
2020-10-29 18:13   ` Pavel Machek
2021-04-29  0:12     ` Bjorn Andersson
2021-04-29 21:12       ` Pavel Machek
2021-04-29 21:29         ` Bjorn Andersson
2021-05-04 15:43           ` Pavel Machek [this message]
2021-05-04 16:13             ` Bjorn Andersson
2021-05-05  5:21               ` Uwe Kleine-König
2021-04-18 21:54   ` Marijn Suijten
2021-04-28 22:39     ` Bjorn Andersson
2021-04-29 19:31       ` Marijn Suijten
2021-04-29 20:54         ` Bjorn Andersson
2021-05-05  5:15   ` Uwe Kleine-König
2021-05-05  5:19     ` Uwe Kleine-König
2021-05-13 17:43     ` Bjorn Andersson
2020-10-21 20:12 ` [PATCH v6 3/4] arm64: dts: qcom: pm(i)8994: Add mpp and lpg blocks Bjorn Andersson
2020-10-21 20:12 ` [PATCH v6 4/4] arm64: dts: qcom: Add user LEDs on db820c Bjorn Andersson
2021-04-15 10:46 [PATCH v6 2/4] leds: Add driver for Qualcomm LPG Yassine Oudjana

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