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Date:   Wed, 8 Aug 2018 16:04:43 -0500
From:   Dan Murphy <dmurphy@...com>
To:     Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>
CC:     <robh+dt@...nel.org>, <jacek.anaszewski@...il.com>,
        <devicetree@...r.kernel.org>, <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        <linux-leds@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] dt: bindings: lm3697: Add bindings for lm3697
 driver

On 08/08/2018 04:02 PM, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> 
>>>> +	- #size-cells : 0
>>>> +	- control-bank-cfg - : Indicates which sink is connected to which control bank
>>>> +		0 - All HVLED outputs are controlled by bank A
>>>> +		1 - HVLED1 is controlled bank B, HVLED2/3 are controlled by bank A
>>>> +		2 - HVLED2 is controlled bank B, HVLED1/3 are controlled by bank A
>>>> +		3 - HVLED1/2 are controlled by bank B, HVLED3 is controlled by bank A
>>>> +		4 - HVLED3 is controlled by bank B, HVLED1/2 are controlled by bank A
>>>> +		5 - HVLED1/3 is controlled by bank B, HVLED2 is controlled by bank A
>>>> +		6 - (default) HVLED1 is controlled by bank A, HVLED2/3 are controlled by bank B
>>>> +		7 - All HVLED outputs are controlled by bank B
>>>
>>> This is quite long way to describe a bitmask, no? Could we make
>>> it so that control-bank-cfg is not needed?
>>
>> The problem we have here is there is a potential to control
>> 3 different LED string but only 2 sinks.  So control bank A can control 2 LED strings and control
>> bank b can control 1 LED string.  
>>
> 
> Can we forget about the LED strings, and just expose the sinks as
> Linux LED devices?

2 sinks 3 LED strings.  How do you know which LED string is which and what bank it belongs
to when setting the brightness.  Each Bank has a separate register for brightness control.

Dan

> 									Pavel
> 


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