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SubjectRe: [PULL-REQUEST] EXTCON Patches (Re: [PATCH v6 0/5] Introduce External Connector Class (extcon))
On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 11:05:39AM +0900, MyungJoo Ham wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 2:45 AM, Mark Brown

> > Don't know if anyone has a specific plan at the moment, though there's
> > enough people care that I'd imagine it'll happen if Android decides to
> > use this stuff.

> > That said I don't see this as a blocker myself - it's more like an
> > afternoon or whatever of work than a serious development effort to do
> > the updates, but a similar thing applies to most of the Android
> > userspace updates.

> I'm not sure which Android kernel devide drivers are going to be upstreamed.

There's a lot of things that are just generic functionality and aren't
at all Android specific, a lot of which is already upstream but just not
exporting the switch API but instead using other existing kernel APIs.

> However, if the swtich device driver writers decide to keep the
> functionality limited to the original Android switch class by not
> providing cable names additionally, the changes will probably be
> limited to ":s/switch/extcon/g" for API calls and struct name.

For things like headphone detection the actual switch they're providing
has issues too even just within the switch API - it's called "h2w" with
magic values.
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