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SubjectRe: [PATCH] dt-bindings: backlight: Convert common backlight bindings to DT schema
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:57:37AM -0600, Rob Herring wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 10:57 AM Daniel Thompson
> <daniel.thompson@linaro.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 11:53:41PM +0200, Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > > > diff --git a/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/backlight/pwm-backlight.yaml b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/backlight/pwm-backlight.yaml
> > > > new file mode 100644
> > > > index 000000000000..7e1f109a38a4
> > > > --- /dev/null
> > > > +++ b/Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/backlight/pwm-backlight.yaml
> > > > @@ -0,0 +1,98 @@
> > > > +# SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-2.0-only
> > > > +%YAML 1.2
> > > > +---
> > > > +$id: http://devicetree.org/schemas/leds/backlight/pwm-backlight.yaml#
> > > > +$schema: http://devicetree.org/meta-schemas/core.yaml#
> > > > +
> > > > +title: pwm-backlight bindings
> > > > +
> > > > +maintainers:
> > > > + - Lee Jones <lee.jones@linaro.org>
> > > > + - Daniel Thompson <daniel.thompson@linaro.org>
> > > > + - Jingoo Han <jingoohan1@gmail.com>
> > > > +
> > > > +properties:
> > > > + compatible:
> > > > + const: pwm-backlight
> > > > +
> > > > + pwms:
> > > > + maxItems: 1
> > > > +
> > > > + pwm-names: true
> > > > +
> > > > + power-supply:
> > > > + description: regulator for supply voltage
> > > > +
> > > > + enable-gpios:
> > > > + description: Contains a single GPIO specifier for the GPIO which enables
> > > > + and disables the backlight
> > > > + maxItems: 1
> > > > +
> > > > + post-pwm-on-delay-ms:
> > > > + description: Delay in ms between setting an initial (non-zero) PWM and
> > > > + enabling the backlight using GPIO.
> > > > +
> > > > + pwm-off-delay-ms:
> > > > + description: Delay in ms between disabling the backlight using GPIO
> > > > + and setting PWM value to 0.
> > > > +
> > > > + brightness-levels:
> > > > + description: Array of distinct brightness levels. Typically these are
> > > > + in the range from 0 to 255, but any range starting at 0 will do. The
> > > > + actual brightness level (PWM duty cycle) will be interpolated from
> > > > + these values. 0 means a 0% duty cycle (darkest/off), while the last
> > > > + value in the array represents a 100% duty cycle (brightest).
> > > > + $ref: /schemas/types.yaml#/definitions/uint32-array
> > > > +
> > > > + default-brightness-level:
> > > > + description: The default brightness level (index into the array defined
> > > > + by the "brightness-levels" property).
> > > > + $ref: /schemas/types.yaml#/definitions/uint32
> > > Same comment as before...
> >
> > Sorry the "ditto" meant I didn't thing about PWM as much as I should
> > have.
> >
> > The situation for PWM is a little different to LED. That's mostly
> > because we decided not to clutter the LED code with
> > "num-interpolated-steps".
> >
> > The PWM code implements the default-brightness-level as an index into
> > the brightness array *after* it has been expanded using interpolation.
> > In other words today Linux treats the default-brightness-level more
> > like[1].
> >
> > description: The default brightness level. When
> > num-interpolated-steps is not set this is simply an index into
> > the array defined by the "brightness-levels" property. If
> > num-interpolated-steps is set the brightness array will be
> > expanded by interpolation before we index to get a default
> > level.
> >
> > This is the best I have come up with so far... but I concede it still
> > lacks elegance.
>
> Happy to add this or whatever folks want if there's agreement, but I
> don't want to get bogged down on re-reviewing and re-writing the
> binding on what is just a conversion. There's a mountain of bindings
> to convert.
The original explanation is ok, as pointed out by Daniel.
So I suggest moving forward with that and then others can improve the
descriptions later as necessary.

Sam

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