[PATCH 1/2] [PPC] Motion-PRO: Added LED support for the Promess Motion-Pro board. The driver is based on the original version(http://www.mail-archive.com/linuxppc-dev at lists.ozlabs.org/msg06694.html), adapted for the current kernel structures.
cbouatmailru at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 00:01:47 EST 2010
On Thu, Sep 02, 2010 at 05:34:56PM +0400, Sergei Poselenov wrote:
> > > + tristate "Motionpro LEDs Support"
> > > + depends on LEDS_CLASS
> > > + help
> > > + This option enables support for status and ready LEDs
> > > connected
> > > + to GPIO lines on Motionpro board.
> > Why not expose these GPIOs via GPIOLIB and use generic GPIO
> > LEDs driver, along with the timer LED trigger for blinking?
> > Thanks,
> >  Documentation/gpio.txt
> > Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/gpio/gpio.txt
> >  drivers/leds/leds-gpio.c
> > Documentation/powerpc/dts-bindings/gpio/led.txt
> >  drivers/leds/ledtrig-timer.c
> Yes, this seem possible to implement (and thanks for pointing into
> this), however, the driver is already exists (actually, since 2007),
> so why to not add it to save efforts?
- Faking PWM in the LEDs driver is just wrong thing to do.
I don't see any other drivers doing this, and even if they
were, they would need to be fixed;
- This duplicates timer trigger functionality;
- By writing (if there isn't any already) a generic GPIOLIB
driver for the GPIO controller that you have, you could use
these GPIOs not only for LEDs, but also for SPI, MDIO, I2C,
MMC, and even raw NAND chips.
I.e., by choosing the right methodology you save much more
efforts in the long run.
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