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From: Andrew Lunn <andrew@lunn.ch>
To: Kurt Kanzenbach <kurt@linutronix.de>
Cc: Tony Nguyen <anthony.l.nguyen@intel.com>,
	davem@davemloft.net, kuba@kernel.org, netdev@vger.kernel.org,
	sasha.neftin@intel.com, vitaly.lifshits@intel.com,
	vinicius.gomes@intel.com,
	Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>,
	Dvora Fuxbrumer <dvorax.fuxbrumer@linux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next 5/5] igc: Export LEDs
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 15:15:36 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <YPV6+PQq1fvH8aSy@lunn.ch> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87y2a2hm6m.fsf@kurt>

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 08:06:41AM +0200, Kurt Kanzenbach wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> 
> On Fri Jul 16 2021, Andrew Lunn wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 16, 2021 at 02:24:27PM -0700, Tony Nguyen wrote:
> >> From: Kurt Kanzenbach <kurt@linutronix.de>
> >> 
> >> Each i225 has three LEDs. Export them via the LED class framework.
> >> 
> >> Each LED is controllable via sysfs. Example:
> >> 
> >> $ cd /sys/class/leds/igc_led0
> >> $ cat brightness      # Current Mode
> >> $ cat max_brightness  # 15
> >> $ echo 0 > brightness # Mode 0
> >> $ echo 1 > brightness # Mode 1
> >> 
> >> The brightness field here reflects the different LED modes ranging
> >> from 0 to 15.
> >
> > What do you mean by mode? Do you mean blink mode? Like On means 1G
> > link, and it blinks for packet TX?
> 
> There are different modes such as ON, OFF, LINK established, LINK
> activity, PAUSED ... Blinking is controlled by a different register.
> 
> Are there better ways to export this?

As i said in another email, using LED triggers. For simple link speed
indication, take a look at CONFIG_LED_TRIGGER_PHY. This is purely
software, and probably not what you want. The more complex offload of
to LED control to hardware in the PHY subsystem it still going around
and around. The basic idea is agreed, just not the implementation.
However, most of the implementation is of no help to you, since Intel
drivers ignore the kernel PHY drivers and do their own. But the basic
idea and style of user space API should be kept the same. So take a
look at the work Marek Behún has been doing, e.g.

https://lwn.net/Articles/830947/

and a more recent version

https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20210602144439.4d20b295@dellmb/T/#m4e97c9016597fb40849c104c7c0e3bc10d5c1ff5

Looking at the basic idea of using LED triggers and offloading
them. Please also try to make us of generic names for these triggers,
so the PHY subsystem might also use the same or similar names when it
eventually gets something merged.

Please also Cc: The LED maintainers and LED list. Doing that from the
start would of avoided this revert, since you would of get earlier
feedback about this.

	 Andrew

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-19 13:15 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 68+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-16 21:24 [PATCH net-next 0/5][pull request] 1GbE Intel Wired LAN Driver Updates 2021-07-16 Tony Nguyen
2021-07-16 21:24 ` [PATCH net-next 1/5] igc: Add possibility to add flex filter Tony Nguyen
2021-07-16 21:24 ` [PATCH net-next 2/5] igc: Integrate flex filter into ethtool ops Tony Nguyen
2021-07-16 21:24 ` [PATCH net-next 3/5] igc: Allow for Flex Filters to be installed Tony Nguyen
2021-07-16 21:24 ` [PATCH net-next 4/5] igc: Make flex filter more flexible Tony Nguyen
2021-07-16 21:24 ` [PATCH net-next 5/5] igc: Export LEDs Tony Nguyen
2021-07-16 21:56   ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-18 22:10     ` Heiner Kallweit
2021-07-18 22:33       ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-19  6:17         ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2021-07-19  9:46           ` Jakub Kicinski
2021-07-19  6:06     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2021-07-19 13:15       ` Andrew Lunn [this message]
2021-07-20  8:54         ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2021-07-21 19:18         ` Marek Behún
2021-07-18 22:19   ` Heiner Kallweit
2021-07-19  0:40     ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-20 15:00       ` Heiner Kallweit
2021-07-20 15:42         ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-20 20:29           ` Heiner Kallweit
2021-07-21 14:35             ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-21 16:02               ` Heiner Kallweit
2021-07-21 18:23               ` Pavel Machek
2021-07-21 18:25                 ` Pavel Machek
2021-07-21 18:45             ` Marek Behún
2021-07-21 19:50               ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-21 20:07                 ` Marek Behún
2021-07-21 20:54                   ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-21 21:31                     ` Marek Behún
2021-07-21 22:45                     ` Pavel Machek
2021-07-22  1:45                       ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-22  2:19                         ` Marek Behún
2021-07-21 22:34                   ` Pavel Machek
2021-07-22  3:52                   ` Florian Fainelli
2021-07-26 17:42                   ` Jacek Anaszewski
2021-07-26 18:44                     ` Marek Behún
2021-07-26 20:59                     ` Heiner Kallweit
2021-07-27  0:06                       ` Marek Behún
2021-07-27  1:57                         ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-27  8:15                           ` Michael Walle
2021-07-27 14:56                             ` Marek Behún
2021-07-27 15:03                               ` Michael Walle
2021-07-27 15:24                                 ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-27 15:28                                 ` Marek Behún
2021-07-27 15:53                                   ` Michael Walle
2021-07-27 16:23                                     ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-27 16:32                                     ` Marek Behún
2021-07-27 16:42                                       ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-27 19:42                                       ` Michael Walle
2021-07-28 20:43                                       ` Heiner Kallweit
2021-07-29  6:39                                         ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2021-07-29  8:59                                         ` Marek Behún
2021-07-29 21:54                                           ` Heiner Kallweit
2021-08-10 17:29                                         ` Pavel Machek
2021-08-10 17:55                                           ` Marek Behún
2021-08-10 19:53                                             ` Pavel Machek
2021-08-10 20:53                                               ` Marek Behún
2021-08-17 19:02                                                 ` Pavel Machek
2021-08-25 15:26                                                   ` Marek Behún
2021-08-26 12:45                                                     ` Pavel Machek
2021-08-10 20:46                                           ` Heiner Kallweit
2021-08-10 21:21                                             ` Andrew Lunn
2021-07-27 13:55                           ` Marek Behún
2021-08-10 17:22                             ` Documentation for naming LEDs was " Pavel Machek
2021-07-19 21:48   ` Jesse Brandeburg
2021-07-20 13:31     ` Kurt Kanzenbach
2021-07-17  0:30 ` [PATCH net-next 0/5][pull request] 1GbE Intel Wired LAN Driver Updates 2021-07-16 patchwork-bot+netdevbpf
2021-07-17 17:36   ` Andrew Lunn

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