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Date:   Fri, 7 Aug 2020 11:06:53 +0200
From:   Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>
To:     Marek Behún <marek.behun@....cz>
Cc:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, linux-leds@...r.kernel.org,
        jacek.anaszewski@...il.com, Dan Murphy <dmurphy@...com>,
        Ondřej Jirman <megous@...ous.com>,
        Russell King <linux@...linux.org.uk>,
        Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@...tlin.com>,
        Gregory Clement <gregory.clement@...tlin.com>,
        Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC leds + net-next v4 0/2] Add support for LEDs on
 Marvell PHYs

Hi!

> this is v4 of my RFC adding support for LEDs connected to Marvell PHYs.
> 
> Please note that if you want to test this, you still need to first apply
> the patch adding the LED private triggers support from Pavel's tree.
> https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/pavel/linux-leds.git/commit/?h=for-next&id=93690cdf3060c61dfce813121d0bfc055e7fa30d
> 
> What I still don't like about this is that the LEDs created by the code
> don't properly support device names. LEDs should have name in format
> "device:color:function", for example "eth0:green:activity".
> 
> The code currently looks for attached netdev for a given PHY, but
> at the time this happens there is no netdev attached, so the LEDs gets
> names without the device part (ie ":green:activity").
> 
> This can be addressed in next version by renaming the LED when a netdev
> is attached to the PHY, but first a API for LED device renaming needs to
> be proposed. I am going to try to do that. This would also solve the
> same problem when userspace renames an interface.
> 
> And no, I don't want phydev name there.

Ummm. Can we get little more explanation on that? I fear that LED
device renaming will be tricky and phydev would work around that
nicely.

Best regards,
								Pavel
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