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authorflorian@mickler.org <florian@mickler.org>2010-02-24 12:05:16 +0100
committerJohn W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>2010-03-10 17:09:33 -0500
commit69c86373c6ea1149aa559e6088362d58d8ec8835 (patch)
treea3d76c3182a5a604b8a40aba7a2e197ffdd6114d
parent75a9a92625a7d7401d04209f4226061cd2674b59 (diff)
downloadvexpress-lsk-69c86373c6ea1149aa559e6088362d58d8ec8835.tar.gz
Document the rfkill sysfs ABI
This moves sysfs ABI info from Documentation/rfkill.txt to the ABI subfolder and reformats it. This also schedules the deprecated sysfs parts to be removed in 2012 (claim file) and 2014 (state file). Signed-off-by: Florian Mickler <florian@mickler.org> Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@tuxdriver.com>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/ABI/obsolete/sysfs-class-rfkill29
-rw-r--r--Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-class-rfkill42
-rw-r--r--Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt18
-rw-r--r--Documentation/rfkill.txt44
4 files changed, 102 insertions, 31 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/obsolete/sysfs-class-rfkill b/Documentation/ABI/obsolete/sysfs-class-rfkill
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..4201d5b0551
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/ABI/obsolete/sysfs-class-rfkill
@@ -0,0 +1,29 @@
+rfkill - radio frequency (RF) connector kill switch support
+
+For details to this subsystem look at Documentation/rfkill.txt.
+
+What: /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill[0-9]+/state
+Date: 09-Jul-2007
+KernelVersion v2.6.22
+Contact: linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org
+Description: Current state of the transmitter.
+ This file is deprecated and sheduled to be removed in 2014,
+ because its not possible to express the 'soft and hard block'
+ state of the rfkill driver.
+Values: A numeric value.
+ 0: RFKILL_STATE_SOFT_BLOCKED
+ transmitter is turned off by software
+ 1: RFKILL_STATE_UNBLOCKED
+ transmitter is (potentially) active
+ 2: RFKILL_STATE_HARD_BLOCKED
+ transmitter is forced off by something outside of
+ the driver's control.
+
+What: /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill[0-9]+/claim
+Date: 09-Jul-2007
+KernelVersion v2.6.22
+Contact: linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org
+Description: This file is deprecated because there no longer is a way to
+ claim just control over a single rfkill instance.
+ This file is scheduled to be removed in 2012.
+Values: 0: Kernel handles events
diff --git a/Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-class-rfkill b/Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-class-rfkill
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000..97d5064f4f8
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-class-rfkill
@@ -0,0 +1,42 @@
+rfkill - radio frequency (RF) connector kill switch support
+
+For details to this subsystem look at Documentation/rfkill.txt.
+
+For the deprecated /sys/class/rfkill/*/state and
+/sys/class/rfkill/*/claim knobs of this interface look in
+Documentation/ABI/obsolte/sysfs-class-rfkill.
+
+What: /sys/class/rfkill
+Date: 09-Jul-2007
+KernelVersion: v2.6.22
+Contact: linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org,
+Description: The rfkill class subsystem folder.
+ Each registered rfkill driver is represented by an rfkillX
+ subfolder (X being an integer > 0).
+
+
+What: /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill[0-9]+/name
+Date: 09-Jul-2007
+KernelVersion v2.6.22
+Contact: linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org
+Description: Name assigned by driver to this key (interface or driver name).
+Values: arbitrary string.
+
+
+What: /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill[0-9]+/type
+Date: 09-Jul-2007
+KernelVersion v2.6.22
+Contact: linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org
+Description: Driver type string ("wlan", "bluetooth", etc).
+Values: See include/linux/rfkill.h.
+
+
+What: /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill[0-9]+/persistent
+Date: 09-Jul-2007
+KernelVersion v2.6.22
+Contact: linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org
+Description: Whether the soft blocked state is initialised from non-volatile
+ storage at startup.
+Values: A numeric value.
+ 0: false
+ 1: true
diff --git a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt b/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
index a0a4fd43e62..a841e79dfac 100644
--- a/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
+++ b/Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt
@@ -520,6 +520,24 @@ Who: Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>
----------------------------
+What: sysfs-class-rfkill state file
+When: Feb 2014
+Files: net/rfkill/core.c
+Why: Documented as obsolete since Feb 2010. This file is limited to 3
+ states while the rfkill drivers can have 4 states.
+Who: anybody or Florian Mickler <florian@mickler.org>
+
+----------------------------
+
+What: sysfs-class-rfkill claim file
+When: Feb 2012
+Files: net/rfkill/core.c
+Why: It is not possible to claim an rfkill driver since 2007. This is
+ Documented as obsolete since Feb 2010.
+Who: anybody or Florian Mickler <florian@mickler.org>
+
+----------------------------
+
What: capifs
When: February 2011
Files: drivers/isdn/capi/capifs.*
diff --git a/Documentation/rfkill.txt b/Documentation/rfkill.txt
index b4860509c31..83668e5dd17 100644
--- a/Documentation/rfkill.txt
+++ b/Documentation/rfkill.txt
@@ -99,37 +99,15 @@ system. Also, it is possible to switch all rfkill drivers (or all drivers of
a specified type) into a state which also updates the default state for
hotplugged devices.
-After an application opens /dev/rfkill, it can read the current state of
-all devices, and afterwards can poll the descriptor for hotplug or state
-change events.
-
-Applications must ignore operations (the "op" field) they do not handle,
-this allows the API to be extended in the future.
-
-Additionally, each rfkill device is registered in sysfs and there has the
-following attributes:
-
- name: Name assigned by driver to this key (interface or driver name).
- type: Driver type string ("wlan", "bluetooth", etc).
- persistent: Whether the soft blocked state is initialised from
- non-volatile storage at startup.
- state: Current state of the transmitter
- 0: RFKILL_STATE_SOFT_BLOCKED
- transmitter is turned off by software
- 1: RFKILL_STATE_UNBLOCKED
- transmitter is (potentially) active
- 2: RFKILL_STATE_HARD_BLOCKED
- transmitter is forced off by something outside of
- the driver's control.
- This file is deprecated because it can only properly show
- three of the four possible states, soft-and-hard-blocked is
- missing.
- claim: 0: Kernel handles events
- This file is deprecated because there no longer is a way to
- claim just control over a single rfkill instance.
-
-rfkill devices also issue uevents (with an action of "change"), with the
-following environment variables set:
+After an application opens /dev/rfkill, it can read the current state of all
+devices. Changes can be either obtained by either polling the descriptor for
+hotplug or state change events or by listening for uevents emitted by the
+rfkill core framework.
+
+Additionally, each rfkill device is registered in sysfs and emits uevents.
+
+rfkill devices issue uevents (with an action of "change"), with the following
+environment variables set:
RFKILL_NAME
RFKILL_STATE
@@ -137,3 +115,7 @@ RFKILL_TYPE
The contents of these variables corresponds to the "name", "state" and
"type" sysfs files explained above.
+
+
+For further details consult Documentation/ABI/stable/dev-rfkill and
+Documentation/ABI/stable/sysfs-class-rfkill.