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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 2/2] documention: leds: Add multicolor class documentation
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Hi Dan,

Thanks for the update. I have some nits below, please take a look.

On 7/1/19 10:46 PM, Dan Murphy wrote:
> Add the support documentation on the multicolor LED framework.
> This document defines the directores and file generated by the
> multicolor framework. It also documents usage.
>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Murphy <dmurphy@ti.com>
> ---
> Documentation/leds/leds-class-multicolor.txt | 152 +++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 152 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 Documentation/leds/leds-class-multicolor.txt
>
> diff --git a/Documentation/leds/leds-class-multicolor.txt b/Documentation/leds/leds-class-multicolor.txt
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..01175288502e
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/Documentation/leds/leds-class-multicolor.txt
> @@ -0,0 +1,152 @@
> +
> +Multi Color LED handling under Linux
> +=================================================
> +
> +Author: Dan Murphy <dmurphy@ti.com>
> +
> +Description
> +-----------
> +There are varying monochrome LED colors available for application. These
> +LEDs can be used as a single use case LED or can be mixed with other color
> +LEDs to produce the full spectrum of color. Color LEDs that are grouped
> +can be presented under a single LED node with individual color control.
> +The multicolor class groups these LEDs and allows dynamically setting the value
> +of a single LED or setting the intensity values of the LEDs in the group and
> +updating the LEDs virtually simultaneously.
> +
> +Multicolor Class Control
> +-------------------------
> +The multicolor class presents the LED groups under a directory called "colors".
> +This directory is a child under the LED parent node created by the led_class
> +framework. The led_class framework is documented in led-class.txt within this
> +documentation directory.
> +
> +Each colored LED is given its own directory. These directories can be, but not
> +limited to red, green, blue, white, amber, yellow and violet. Under these
> +directories the intensity and max_intensity files are presented for each LED.
> +
> +
> +Directory Layout Example
> +------------------------
> +root:/sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds# ls -lR colors/
> +colors/:
> +drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Jun 28 20:21 blue
> +drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Jun 28 20:21 green
> +drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 0 Jun 28 20:21 red
> +-rw------- 1 root root 4096 Jun 28 20:21 color_mix
> +
> +colors/blue:
> +-rw------- 1 root root 4096 Jun 28 20:21 intensity
> +-r-------- 1 root root 4096 Jun 28 20:27 max_intensity
> +-r-------- 1 root root 4096 Jun 28 20:21 color_id
> +
> +colors/green:
> +-rw------- 1 root root 4096 Jun 28 20:22 intensity
> +-r-------- 1 root root 4096 Jun 28 20:27 max_intensity
> +-r-------- 1 root root 4096 Jun 28 20:21 color_id
> +
> +colors/red:
> +-rw------- 1 root root 4096 Jun 28 20:21 intensity
> +-r-------- 1 root root 4096 Jun 28 20:27 max_intensity
> +-r-------- 1 root root 4096 Jun 28 20:21 color_id
> +
> +Multicolor Color Mixing
> +-----------------------
> +Multicolor monochrome LEDs intensity can be modified and mixed to produce a
> +varying array of colors. The color_mix file gives the user the ability to write
> +all the monochrome LEDs registered in the directory with a single call.
> +To create a specific color from monochrome LEDs the color_mix file needs to be
> +written with each color's intensity. The order in which the monochrome LEDs
> +should be written is based on the colors color_id.
> +
> +For example:
> +cat /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/red/color_id
> +0
> +cat /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/green/color_id
> +1
> +cat /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/blue/color_id
> +2
> +
> +red - color_id = 0
> +green - color_id = 1
> +blue - color_id = 2
> +
> +These id's are the order in which to write the color_mix file.
> +
> +echo "<red> <green> <blue>" > color_mix
> +
> +echo "0x80 0x00 0x80" > color_mix
> +
> +The order of the monochrome LEDs are determined during multicolor class
> +registration and will not change unless unregistered and re-registered.
> +
> +Other example with amber monochrome LED:
> +blue - color_id = 0
> +amber - color_id = 1
> +
> +In this exampe blue is at ID 0 and amber ID is 1 so the user would write
> +echo "<blue> <amber>" > color_mix
> +
> +echo "0x38 0x80" > color_mix
> +
> +If a single monochrome LED needs to be modified then the user would write the
> +colors/<color>/intensity file.
> +
> +
> +Multicolor Class Brightness Control
> +-----------------------------------
> +The multiclor class framework will calculate each monochrome LEDs intensity.
> +
> +The brightness level for each LED is calculated based on the color LED
> +intensity setting divided by the color LED max intensity setting multiplied by
> +the requested value.
> +
> +led_brightness = requested_value*(led_color_intensity/led_color_max_intensity)

Please drop parentheses here as pointed out before in the code review.

> +
> +Example:
> +Three LEDs are present in the group as defined in "Directory Layout Example"
> +within this document.
> +
> +A user first writes the color LED brightness file with the brightness level that
> +is neccesary to achieve a blueish violet output from the RGB LED group.
> +
> +echo 138 > /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/red/intensity
> +echo 43 > /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/green/intensity
> +echo 226 > /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/blue/intensity
> +
> +red -
> + intensity = 138
> + max_intensity = 255
> +green -
> + intensity = 43
> + max_intensity = 255
> +blue -
> + intensity = 226
> + max_intensity = 255
> +
> +The user can control the brightness of that RGB group by writing the parent
> +'brightness' control. Assuming a parent max_brightness of 255 the user may want
> +to dim the LED color group to half. The user would write a value of 128 to the
> +parent brightness file then the values written to each LED will be adjusted
> +base on this value

We probably need to state here that any amendment to color intensity
values resets brightness to its max value.

> +cat /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/max_brightness
> +255
> +echo 128 > /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/brightness
> +
> +adjusted_red_value = 128 * (138/255) = 69
> +adjusted_green_value = 128 * (43/255) = 21
> +adjusted_blue_value = 128 * (226/255) = 113

Drop parentheses.

> +
> +Reading the parent brightness file will return the current brightness value of
> +the color LED group.
> +
> +cat /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/max_brightness
> +255
> +
> +echo 128 > /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/brightness
> +
> +cat /sys/class/leds/rgb:grouped_leds/max_brightness
> +128
> +
> +
>

--
Best regards,
Jacek Anaszewski

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