[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] ath79: convert devices to interrupt-driven gpio-keys

Jeff Kletsky lede at allycomm.com
Fri Aug 2 14:03:17 EDT 2019

On 8/2/19 7:46 AM, Adrian Schmutzler wrote:
> This converts all remaining devices to use interrupt-driven
> gpio-keys compatible instead of gpio-keys-polled.
> The poll-interval is removed.

Not that this proposed change makes the situation any different, but 
many devices have switches that are poorly handled by the "key-press" 

One specific case that has bothered me (but not enough to dig into it) 
is the Archer C7v2 that has an "rfkill" switch. Not only is it 
"backwards" (label "Off" is really "wireless on"), but it only responds 
to changes in state, so its state at boot is not respected. You can't, 
as I recall, set it for "wireless off", plug in the device, and have the 
wireless be off when OpenWrt boots.

The GL-AR300M series and the GL-AR750S also have a multi-position "mode" 

Right now, all these switches have to be toggled twice to have their 
position be properly respected by the OS if they're not in the 
"expected" position.

It would seem that, at some point, switches like these would be better 
served by a driver that can both detect position, as well as transition. 
This would likely also require a way to poll the position at 
"impacted-service start" and ubus support along with changes in existing 
hotplug scripts.


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