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SubjectRe: sata_sil 3112 activity LED patch
On Thu, Jul 07 2005, Aric Cyr wrote:
> > There's also an existing variant of this in the block layer, the
> > activity_fn, that we use on the ibook/powerbook to use the sleep led as
> > an activity light. Just in case you prefer that to overloading the bmdma
> > start/stop handlers.
> You suggestion at first looked to be incredibly nice... until I looked
> at how much implementation was required. I am considering trying it,
> but I cannot find a place for an sata driver to call the
> blk_queue_activity_fn() with meaningful parameters during init.
> On a second look, I guess I would have to override
> ata_scsi_slave_config() in the driver and hook up the activity light
> there. This would be fine I guess. Unless I am interpreting this
> incorrectly, however, I would need to use a timer or something to turn
> the light back off? I'm probably missing something, so is there a
> simpler way to do this?

Hmm yes, it will require more work for you. It should be cleaned up a
little to pass in a START/STOP variable and handle everything in the
block layer instead. You probably just want to continue using the bmdma
hooks now, that is actually a fine implementation imo.

Jens Axboe

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