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authorJacek Anaszewski <>2015-03-04 08:14:24 -0800
committerBryan Wu <>2015-03-09 17:18:00 -0700
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Documentation: leds: Add description of LED Flash class extension
The documentation being added contains overall description of the LED Flash Class and the related sysfs attributes. Signed-off-by: Jacek Anaszewski <> Acked-by: Kyungmin Park <> Cc: Richard Purdie <> Signed-off-by: Bryan Wu <>
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+Flash LED handling under Linux
+Some LED devices provide two modes - torch and flash. In the LED subsystem
+those modes are supported by LED class (see Documentation/leds/leds-class.txt)
+and LED Flash class respectively. The torch mode related features are enabled
+by default and the flash ones only if a driver declares it by setting
+In order to enable the support for flash LEDs CONFIG_LEDS_CLASS_FLASH symbol
+must be defined in the kernel config. A LED Flash class driver must be
+registered in the LED subsystem with led_classdev_flash_register function.
+Following sysfs attributes are exposed for controlling flash LED devices:
+(see Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-led-flash)
+ - flash_brightness
+ - max_flash_brightness
+ - flash_timeout
+ - max_flash_timeout
+ - flash_strobe
+ - flash_fault