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Date:   Wed, 6 Dec 2017 20:07:41 +0000
From:   Ben Whitten <ben.whitten@...il.com>
To:     Jacek Anaszewski <jacek.anaszewski@...il.com>
Cc:     rpurdie@...ys.net, pavel@....cz, linux-leds@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH/RFC v2] leds: trigger: Introduce a NETDEV trigger

Hi Jacek,

On 5 December 2017 at 20:38, Jacek Anaszewski
<jacek.anaszewski@...il.com> wrote:
> Hi Ben,
>
> On 12/05/2017 12:19 PM, Ben Whitten wrote:
>> From: Ben Whitten <ben.whitten@...il.com>
>>
>> The patch was converted to led_blink_oneshot, in doing so we find that the
>> behaviour has changed. As I dont want to break 'userspace' led behaviour this
>> patch shouldn't be merged as is. Open to suggestions.
>>
>> Given an interval of 50ms and heavy throughput, the previous implementation
>> produced a blink with 100ms period and 50% dutycycle. The led_blink_oneshot
>> version produces a blink with 140ms period and 57% dutycycle.
>
> Please check if the LED class driver you're testing the trigger with
> implements blink_set op. If yes it would be good to check if it doesn't
> align the delay intervals to the hardware capabilities instead of
> failing and relying on a LED core software blink fallback.

The led are using gpio-led set from device tree on an embedded system, sama5
based. So as far as I can tell blink_op is NULL in this case and it
then relies on
software for the blink in the form of timers.
I assume its the jiffies playing a part here, taking a jiffy or two to
queue up a flash
may add 10ms to the desired 50ms delay_on/delay_off that I am seeing. Then the
extra time may be due to the stats workqueue not aligning with the
blink timer to
kick it off again.

Best regards,
Ben

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