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Subject[PATCH v2 2/3] leds: Add the LED_BRIGHTNESS_FAST flag
This patch adds the LED_BRIGHTNESS_FAST flag to allow the driver to
indicate that the brightness_set() callback is implemented on a fastpath
so that the LED core may choose to for example use a hrtimer to
implement the duration of a trigger for better timing accuracy.

Suggested-by: Jacek Anaszewski <>
Signed-off-by: David Lin <>
Documentation/leds/leds-class.txt | 5 +++++
include/linux/leds.h | 1 +
2 files changed, 6 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/leds/leds-class.txt b/Documentation/leds/leds-class.txt
index 836cb16d6f09..70d7a3dca621 100644
--- a/Documentation/leds/leds-class.txt
+++ b/Documentation/leds/leds-class.txt
@@ -80,6 +80,11 @@ flag must be set in flags before registering. Calling
led_classdev_notify_brightness_hw_changed on a classdev not registered with
the LED_BRIGHT_HW_CHANGED flag is a bug and will trigger a WARN_ON.

+Optionally, the driver may choose to register with the LED_BRIGHTNESS_FAST flag.
+This flag indicates that the driver implements the brightness_set() callback
+function using a fastpath so the LED core can use hrtimer if the driver requires
+high precision for the trigger timing.
Hardware accelerated blink of LEDs

diff --git a/include/linux/leds.h b/include/linux/leds.h
index 5579c64c8fd6..ccfa0a1799fe 100644
--- a/include/linux/leds.h
+++ b/include/linux/leds.h
@@ -50,6 +50,7 @@ struct led_classdev {

/* set_brightness_work / blink_timer flags, atomic, private. */
unsigned long work_flags;
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