[lm-sensors] [RFC] Apple Motion Sensor driver

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Mon Jul 3 12:49:59 CEST 2006


On Mon, 2006-07-03 at 12:45 +0200, Michael Hanselmann wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 03, 2006 at 12:12:47PM +0200, Stelian Pop wrote:
> > > +
> > > +static DEVICE_ATTR(mouse, S_IRUGO | S_IWUSR,
> > > +	ams_mouse_show_mouse, ams_mouse_store_mouse);
> 
> > I would prefer three different files for x, y and z instead of a single
> > one... 
> 
> Because of the way the values are calculated with orientation, that
> would mean that if a program needs all three, either all values are read
> three times or the ams_sensors function gets much more complicated.
> 
> To prevent it from having to read them three times in a row, I joined
> all three values.
> 
> Do you think I should rewrite the ams_sensors function to only get the
> correct value?

Cache the values and only re-read from the hardware after a given amount
of time has elapsed ?

> Thanks,
> Michael
> 
> (All other issues, including those in the other mails, are clear and
> will be addressed by a new patch)





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