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From: "Hennerich, Michael" <Michael.Hennerich@analog.com>
To: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net>
Cc: Mike Frysinger <vapier@gentoo.org>,
	"device-drivers-devel@blackfin.uclinux.org" 
	<device-drivers-devel@blackfin.uclinux.org>,
	"linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: RE: [PATCH] backlight: new driver for the ADP8870 backlight devices
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:41:58 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <544AC56F16B56944AEC3BD4E3D591771324C0A8C91@LIMKCMBX1.ad.analog.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20110121013013.076a0fed.akpm@linux-foundation.org>

Andrew Morton wrote on 2011-01-21:
> On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:25:50 +0000 "Hennerich, Michael"
> <Michael.Hennerich@analog.com> wrote:
>
>>> Is the sysfs API documented anywhere?
>>
>> Yes - http://wiki-analog.com/software/driver/linux/adp8870
>> I guess you are asking me to write something that goes into linux-
> 2.6.x/Documentation?
>
> That would be nice, please.  Documentation/ABI/, perhaps.
>
> In an ideal world, documentation wouldn't be necessary because all
> backlight drivers offer the same (or sufficiently similar) interfaces,
> so one generic document describes them all.  I don't know how close we
> are to that however.

This driver implements the ABI documented in
linux-2.6.x/Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-class-backlight
however it adds some additional ABI for ambient light sensor/zones.

http://wiki-analog.com/software/driver/linux/adp8870

Richard do you think my extension is suitable to be added there too?

Greetings,
Michael

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  reply	other threads:[~2011-01-21  9:42 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-01-12  1:00 Mike Frysinger
2011-01-12  1:00 ` [PATCH] drivers: char: hvc: add Blackfin JTAG console support Mike Frysinger
2011-01-12  0:55   ` [Device-drivers-devel] " Mike Frysinger
2011-01-21  0:48 ` [PATCH] backlight: new driver for the ADP8870 backlight devices Andrew Morton
2011-01-21  9:25   ` Hennerich, Michael
2011-01-21  9:30     ` Andrew Morton
2011-01-21  9:41       ` Hennerich, Michael [this message]
2011-05-26 16:10 ` [PATCH v2] " Mike Frysinger
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2010-10-18 22:51 [PATCH] " Mike Frysinger

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