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SubjectRe: [PATCH] leds: use led_brightness_set in led_trigger_event
On Mon, 2012-06-11 at 22:57 +0200, Fabio Baltieri wrote:
> Fix led_trigger_event() to use led_brightness_set() instead of
> led_set_brightness(), so that any pending blink timer is stopped before
> setting the new brightness value. Without this fix LED status may be
> overridden by a pending timer.
> This allows a trigger to use a mix of led_trigger_event(),
> led_trigger_blink() and led_trigger_blink_oneshot() without races.
> Signed-off-by: Fabio Baltieri <>
> Cc: Bryan Wu <>
> ---
> Hi Bryan,
> I found this one while working on another patch but I think it's also needed by
> other drivers which mixes led_trigger_blink() and led_trigger_event(), such as
> power_supply_leds.
> Without this a led don't stop blinking as it should when calling
> led_trigger_event().

Good find. This is very subtle race though because both timer and
oneshot triggers call led_brightness_set() from their deactivate
routines. Is this when these events triggered using oneshot trigger?

> Should not cause any harm on other drivers.
> (I'm starting to find the whole led_set_brightness/led_brightness_set thing a
> bit confusing BTW...)

I agree with the names are confusing. :) It found it confusing as well.
Probably why we have this bug hiding until led_trigger_blink() came

led_brightness_set() calls led_set_brightness(). led_set_brightness()
takes cares about whether the driver is in suspend state and invokes
driver's brightness_set interface. Maybe led_clear_blink_timer() would
be a better name for this led_brightness_set() routine.

I can volunteer to make this change if we agree that this will be a good
one to clear this naming confusion.

-- Shuah

> Fabio
> drivers/leds/led-triggers.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/drivers/leds/led-triggers.c b/drivers/leds/led-triggers.c
> index fa0b9be..b88d3b9 100644
> --- a/drivers/leds/led-triggers.c
> +++ b/drivers/leds/led-triggers.c
> @@ -224,7 +224,7 @@ void led_trigger_event(struct led_trigger *trig,
> struct led_classdev *led_cdev;
> led_cdev = list_entry(entry, struct led_classdev, trig_list);
> - led_set_brightness(led_cdev, brightness);
> + led_brightness_set(led_cdev, brightness);

This is in-line with led_trigger_set() which is calling
led_bightness_set() correctly. Also led_classdev_unregister() calls it I
think for the same reason so the blink timer can be stopped.

> }
> read_unlock(&trig->leddev_list_lock);
> }

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