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Date:	Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:05:48 +0000
From:	"Tirdea, Irina" <irina.tirdea@...el.com>
To:	Jonathan Cameron <jic23@...nel.org>,
	"linux-iio@...r.kernel.org" <linux-iio@...r.kernel.org>
CC:	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	"Dogaru, Vlad" <vlad.dogaru@...el.com>,
	"Baluta, Daniel" <daniel.baluta@...el.com>,
	Hartmut Knaack <knaack.h@....de>,
	Lars-Peter Clausen <lars@...afoo.de>,
	"Peter Meerwald" <pmeerw@...erw.net>
Subject: RE: [PATCH 4/8] iio: core: Introduce IO_CHAN_INFO_CALIBWEIGHT



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jonathan Cameron [mailto:jic23@...nel.org]
> Sent: 26 December, 2014 15:31
> To: Tirdea, Irina; linux-iio@...r.kernel.org
> Cc: linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org; Dogaru, Vlad; Baluta, Daniel; Hartmut Knaack; Lars-Peter Clausen; Peter Meerwald
> Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/8] iio: core: Introduce IO_CHAN_INFO_CALIBWEIGHT
> 
> On 19/12/14 22:57, Irina Tirdea wrote:
> > Some devices need the weight of the user to compute other
> > parameters. One of this devices is Freescale's MMA9553L
> > (http://www.freescale.com/files/sensors/doc/ref_manual/MMA9553LSWRM.pdf)
> > that needs the weight of the user to compute the number of calories burnt.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Irina Tirdea <irina.tirdea@...el.com>
> > ---
> >  Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-iio |    7 +++++++
> >  drivers/iio/industrialio-core.c         |    1 +
> >  include/linux/iio/iio.h                 |    1 +
> >  3 files changed, 9 insertions(+)
> >
> > diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-iio b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-iio
> > index 07acef7..e480175 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-iio
> > +++ b/Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-bus-iio
> > @@ -351,6 +351,13 @@ Description:
> >  		to compute the stride length, distance, speed and activity
> >  		type.
> >
> > +What:		/sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:deviceX/in_steps_calibweight
> > +KernelVersion:	3.19
> > +Contact:	linux-iio@...r.kernel.org
> > +Description:
> > +		Weight of the user (in kg). It is needed by some pedometers
> > +		to compute the calories burnt by the user.
> How about grams?  Nice to keep to SI units going forward (I appreciate we
> have broken that for what seemed like good reasons at the time) in one
> or two places, but it makes it much harder to define consistent interfaces in the
> long run.

According to SI [1] kg is the base unit for mass, so this was the obvious first choice.
I have nothing against using grams, but it is not clear to me why using grams would make it easier to define consistent interfaces in the long run.
I am probably missing something, so could you please clarify this?

Thanks,
Irina

[1] http://www.bipm.org/en/measurement-units/

> J
> > +
> >  What:		/sys/bus/iio/devices/iio:deviceX/in_accel_scale_available
> >  What:		/sys/.../iio:deviceX/in_voltageX_scale_available
> >  What:		/sys/.../iio:deviceX/in_voltage-voltage_scale_available
> > diff --git a/drivers/iio/industrialio-core.c b/drivers/iio/industrialio-core.c
> > index 5e50aca..4c435c8 100644
> > --- a/drivers/iio/industrialio-core.c
> > +++ b/drivers/iio/industrialio-core.c
> > @@ -124,6 +124,7 @@ static const char * const iio_chan_info_postfix[] = {
> >  	[IIO_CHAN_INFO_INT_TIME] = "integration_time",
> >  	[IIO_CHAN_INFO_ENABLE] = "en",
> >  	[IIO_CHAN_INFO_CALIBHEIGHT] = "calibheight",
> > +	[IIO_CHAN_INFO_CALIBWEIGHT] = "calibweight",
> >  };
> >
> >  /**
> > diff --git a/include/linux/iio/iio.h b/include/linux/iio/iio.h
> > index 878d861..752a929 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/iio/iio.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/iio/iio.h
> > @@ -40,6 +40,7 @@ enum iio_chan_info_enum {
> >  	IIO_CHAN_INFO_INT_TIME,
> >  	IIO_CHAN_INFO_ENABLE,
> >  	IIO_CHAN_INFO_CALIBHEIGHT,
> > +	IIO_CHAN_INFO_CALIBWEIGHT,
> >  };
> >
> >  enum iio_shared_by {
> >

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