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Subjectxpad input driver: Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter
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I'm apologize ahead of time if this thread isn't appropriate, I'm not
very familiar with mailing lists, especially lkml. I'm also very new
to kernel/module development (as of literally yesterday).

I was looking into getting the LED working properly for the Xbox 360
controllers and learning about the basics of a kernel module at the
same time. There were a few things that confused me. I will reference
functions by name and all functions are from the current 3.12 branch.

First, xpad_send_led_command seems to be geared only towards the
"Microsoft X-Box 360 pad". Using xboxdrv as a reference, they use a
completely different packet structure to set the LED status on the
wireless controller which can be seen here:
https://github.com/Grumbel/xboxdrv/blob/master/src/controller/xbox360_wireless_controller.cpp#L66

Second, the driver acts strangely when setting the LED. It calls
xpad_send_led_command during xpad_led_probe during xpad_probe but
there's a chance that a controller might not even be connected if
using the wireless adapter during that time! The only way to seemingly
tell if a controller is connected is by receiving the correct
connection packets. If I use the correct packet structure (which I
ripped almost directly from xboxdrv) and set the led after parsing a
connection packet, the LED seemingly works fine!

Third, I'm incredibly new to really low level development. Whenever
loading the module, it finds my wireless adapter but then creates 4
devices (which seems to mean only 4 controllers are allowed per
wireless adapter), each of which cause a call to xpad_probe. I
couldn't figure out how to tell if other wireless controllers were
already connected to the wireless adapter so I could light up the
correct LED. How would I go about this properly?

Any feedback would be awesome.


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