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From: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
To: Felipe Balbi <balbi@ti.com>
Cc: cooloney@gmail.com, rpurdie@rpsys.net,
	linux-leds@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux OMAP Mailing List <linux-omap@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: "advanced" LED controllers
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:49:41 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150225214940.GA29527@amd> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20150223225836.GB4355@saruman.tx.rr.com>

On Mon 2015-02-23 16:58:36, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:34:57PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> > On Thu 2015-02-19 15:14:24, Felipe Balbi wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > 
> > > Do we have support for LED controllers which can handle patterns of
> > > different kinds ? I mean, currently, if we have an LED controller such
> > > as TPIC2810 [1] which can control 8 different leds and each LED
> > > corresponds to one bit on register 0x44, we could control leds by just
> > > "playing" a wave file on the controller and create easy patterns with
> > > that.

> > > [1] http://www.ti.com/product/tpic2810
> > > 
> > > ps: tpic2810 is probably the simplest example, lp551, lp5523 and others
> > > have even more advanced pattern engines which can even handle RGB leds.
> > 
> > Well... some more advanced pattern engines can actually run code, up
> > to and including prime number computation. So yes, this is complex,
> > and how to handle it nicely is a question...
> > 
> > I have "notcc" to compile for that.
> 
> right, the point is that this is a solution which only works with lp5523
> and IMO linux led subsystem should do a little more for such devices.

Well, question is what we want. Possibilities I see:

1) We won't support all the features, just some common subset. Kernel
will get commands for LED controller and translate them. Question is
what reasonable subset is, then.

I guess "delay", "set led brightness to X", "jump" would be minimal
shared command set. lp5523 can do also "slowly increase/decrease
brightness to X" (I believe we should support that one), arithmetics,
conditional jumps, and communications between 3 threads.

2) We want to support all the features. I guess that would mean doing
compilation in userspace, and having "compiler" for each led
controller. Having common source code would still be nice.

									Pavel
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  reply	other threads:[~2015-02-25 21:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-02-19 21:14 Felipe Balbi
2015-02-23 22:34 ` Pavel Machek
2015-02-23 22:58   ` Felipe Balbi
2015-02-25 21:49     ` Pavel Machek [this message]
2015-02-25 23:55       ` NeilBrown
2015-02-28 16:18         ` Pavel Machek
2015-02-25  8:25 ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2015-02-25  9:06   ` Alexandre Courbot
2015-03-02  9:21     ` Pavel Machek
2015-03-03  8:15       ` Alexandre Courbot
2015-03-08 20:57         ` RGB LED control (was Re: "advanced" LED controllers) Pavel Machek
2015-03-09  8:08           ` Geert Uytterhoeven
2015-03-09  9:08             ` Pavel Machek
2015-03-09 11:50             ` Måns Rullgård
2015-03-10  8:04               ` Pavel Machek
     [not found]                 ` <CAK5ve-K4jyBSVk1CZ8qQrFgevqdbhdsgZ1ZYX2e-t07494oq4A@mail.gmail.com>
2015-03-11  9:34                   ` Documentation: leds: clarify what 50% brightness means Pavel Machek

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