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Date:   Sun, 23 Aug 2020 23:22:42 +0200
From:   Pavel Machek <>
To:     Guido Günther <>
Cc:     kernel list <>,
        linux-arm-kernel <>
Subject: Re: Camera LED on Librem 5 was Re: [PATCH] backlight: add
 led-backlight driver


> > > > This patch adds a led-backlight driver (led_bl), which is similar to
> > > > pwm_bl except the driver uses a LED class driver to adjust the
> > > > brightness in the HW. Multiple LEDs can be used for a single backlight.
> > > 
> > > Tested-by: Guido Günther <>
> > 
> > Thanks for testing!
> > 
> > I noticed blog post about using Librem 5 torch. Unfortunately, it used
> > very strange/non-standard interface, first using LED as a GPIO to
> > enable LED controller, then direct i2c access. That is not acceptable
> > interface for mainline, and it would be better not to advertise such
> > code, as it will likely become broken in future.
> I agree, there's a driver for the lm3560 in media/ but how would one
> expose the torch part as a LED? It seems you hit something similar in

(Actually, I might have been wrong in that comment).

> I also couldn't find an in tree driver that registers a flashlight
> as a v4l subdev. Did i miss that?

You should get interface similar to this:

and the driver to enable that should already be in the mainline:


Best regards and good luck,
(cesky, pictures)

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