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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.8.1 0/2] leds: new class for led devices
    Hi!

    > >> function : a read/write attribute that sets the current function of
    > >> this led. The available options are
    > >>
    > >> timer : the led blinks on and off on a timer
    > >> idle : the led turns off when the system is idle and on when not idle
    > >> power : the led represents the current power state
    > >> user : the led is controlled by user space
    > >
    > >I'm afraid this is really good idea. It seems quite overengineered to
    > >me (and I'd be afraid that idle part slows machine). Perhaps having
    > >only "user" mode is better idea?
    >
    > I was only mimicing the support currently in the arm led code.
    > After thinking about it from a broader perspective of including GPIOs,
    > we should probably get rid of this function thing entirely. Just let user
    > space do everything... userspace can monitor sysfs and hotplug and have the
    > led represent power or idle or whatever.

    Well, it might be okay than.

    Another possibility would be to use hard-coded behaviour while system
    is booting/stopping and /sys-controlled behaviour while userspace is
    alive.

    Pavel
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