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From: James Simmons <jsimmons@infradead.org>
To: Richard Purdie <rpurdie@rpsys.net>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	akpm <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Marcin Juszkiewicz <openembedded@hrw.one.pl>,
	Greg KH <greg@kroah.com>
Subject: Re: Git backlight subsystem tree
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2007 18:32:02 +0000 (GMT)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0702081830520.7686@pentafluge.infradead.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1170957595.5849.11.camel@localhost.localdomain>

On Thu, 8 Feb 2007, Richard Purdie wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-02-08 at 15:28 +0000, James Simmons wrote:
> > I have some patches that move the backlight away from using the class 
> > stuff. The only problem is the patch requires all backlight devices 
> > to be linked to a real struct device. Right now the acpi backligths are 
> > not.
> 
> Why would you want to do that?
> 
> The whole point of having this is so that backlights appear as a
> standard interface under /sys/class/backlight.
> 
> An example of why standardised interfaces are good would be someone
> writing an applet for a handheld to control the backlight brightness.
> With the class in place, the applet can easily work with any backlight.
> Without it, it has to be written for each backlight.
> 
> So this is a very strong NAK but I'm curious why you'd want to do it...

I CC Greg to explain. The backlight class didn't go away. The way it is 
handled is different.

  reply	other threads:[~2007-02-08 18:32 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-08  2:30 Richard Purdie
2007-02-08  3:01 ` Andrew Morton
2007-02-08 15:28 ` James Simmons
2007-02-08 17:59   ` Richard Purdie
2007-02-08 18:32     ` James Simmons [this message]
2007-02-08 19:37       ` Richard Purdie
2007-02-08 21:23       ` Greg KH
2007-02-08 21:54         ` James Simmons
2007-02-08 23:41           ` Greg KH
2007-02-08 23:50         ` Richard Purdie
2007-02-09  0:23           ` Greg KH

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