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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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