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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:

> The problem here is that anything which is already looking at these
> statuses is going to have to be able to cope with the information too.
> In the OLPC case it probably doesn't matter so much if they get
> confused since this is an unusual case but in the embedded case it's
> much more normal (and more likely to happen while a user interacts with
> the device since that tends to burn power which is a problem if you're
> charging off USB).

> 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. :)

I can change my script to test for the presence of this new interface
and use that if it exists rather easily. I already have to handle a few
cases like that where Andres changed things when I wasn't watching.

Suggestions on what it would look like?

Richard Smith <>
One Laptop Per Child

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