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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/5] power_supply: add a TRICKLE_CHARGING status, and add it to the olpc driver
    Mark Brown wrote:
    > On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 07:13:17PM -0400, Richard A. Smith wrote:
    >> Mark Brown wrote:
    >
    >>> A separate file with the detailed information would sidestep this since
    >>> it's a new interface. I'm not strongly opposed to adding the new states
    >>> but I do think it's worth considering other ways of doing this.
    >
    >> I've got no problems with a new interface. But, i'm also not the person
    >> writing the driver. :)
    >
    > It's really no bother from the driver point of view either way, it's the
    > user space applications that are the concern here - are they going to
    > cope well with a new state appearing there?

    I can only speak for OLPC's usage. But my script, the documentation on
    our wiki, and HAL are the only things that I know of that use that info
    and none of them should have any problem with it changing.

    --
    Richard Smith <richard@laptop.org>
    One Laptop Per Child


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