[PATCH v2 0/3] Extend the LED panic trigger

Ezequiel Garcia ezequiel at vanguardiasur.com.ar
Wed Apr 13 11:08:16 PDT 2016

As per commit 916fe619951f ("leds: trigger: Introduce a kernel
panic LED trigger"), the kernel now supports a new LED trigger
to hook on the panic blink.

However, the only way of using this is to dedicate a LED device
to this function.

To overcome this limitation, the present series introduces the
capability to switch the LED trigger of certain LED devices upon
a kernel panic (using the panic notifier).

The decision of which LEDs should be switched to the panic trigger
is left to each LED device driver. As an example, a devicetree
boolean property is introduced and used in the leds-gpio driver.

Feedback and other ideas on how to implement this are most welcomed.

Changes from v1:

  * Dropped the led_trigger_event_nosleep API, and instead just
    clear the blink_delay_{on, off} when the panic is notified. 
    This results in less changes.

  * Changed the flag to LED_PANIC_INDICATOR, as requested by Jacek.

  * Changed the firmware property name to "panic-indicator", as
    requested by Jacek. 

Ezequiel Garcia (3):
  leds: triggers: Allow to switch the trigger to "panic" on a kernel
  devicetree: leds: Introduce "panic-indicator" optional property
  leds: gpio: Support the "panic-indicator" firmware property

 Documentation/devicetree/bindings/leds/common.txt |  3 ++
 drivers/leds/led-triggers.c                       | 57 +++++++++++++++++++++++
 drivers/leds/leds-gpio.c                          |  4 ++
 include/linux/leds.h                              |  2 +
 4 files changed, 66 insertions(+)


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