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authorSean Young <sean@mess.org>2017-02-25 06:51:34 -0500
committerMauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@s-opensource.com>2017-12-14 09:58:35 -0500
commit5f4bbf29899da694c7c551a5b8daff5aec1d9f47 (patch)
treec9b99aa29031ac1c5c2165d07bb75b74f240b4b9
parent12d48b184437085aaf5fcdff5226bfe2de9a71b7 (diff)
media: lirc: document LIRC_MODE_SCANCODE
Lirc supports a new mode which requires documentation. Signed-off-by: Sean Young <sean@mess.org> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@s-opensource.com>
-rw-r--r--Documentation/media/lirc.h.rst.exceptions26
-rw-r--r--Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-dev-intro.rst51
-rw-r--r--Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-features.rst16
-rw-r--r--Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-rec-mode.rst3
-rw-r--r--Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-send-mode.rst3
-rw-r--r--Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-read.rst15
-rw-r--r--Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-write.rst19
7 files changed, 118 insertions, 15 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/media/lirc.h.rst.exceptions b/Documentation/media/lirc.h.rst.exceptions
index 63ba1d341905..c6e3a35d2c4e 100644
--- a/Documentation/media/lirc.h.rst.exceptions
+++ b/Documentation/media/lirc.h.rst.exceptions
@@ -32,6 +32,32 @@ ignore define LIRC_CAN_SET_REC_DUTY_CYCLE
ignore ioctl LIRC_GET_LENGTH
+# rc protocols
+
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_UNKNOWN
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_OTHER
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_RC5
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_RC5X_20
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_RC5_SZ
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_JVC
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_SONY12
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_SONY15
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_SONY20
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_NEC
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_NECX
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_NEC32
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_SANYO
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_MCIR2_KBD
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_MCIR2_MSE
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_RC6_0
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_RC6_6A_20
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_RC6_6A_24
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_RC6_6A_32
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_RC6_MCE
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_SHARP
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_XMP
+ignore symbol RC_PROTO_CEC
+
# Undocumented macros
ignore define PULSE_BIT
diff --git a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-dev-intro.rst b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-dev-intro.rst
index a3fa3c1ef169..47c6c218e72a 100644
--- a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-dev-intro.rst
+++ b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-dev-intro.rst
@@ -6,11 +6,12 @@
Introduction
************
-The LIRC device interface is a bi-directional interface for transporting
-raw IR data between userspace and kernelspace. Fundamentally, it is just
-a chardev (/dev/lircX, for X = 0, 1, 2, ...), with a number of standard
-struct file_operations defined on it. With respect to transporting raw
-IR data to and fro, the essential fops are read, write and ioctl.
+LIRC stands for Linux Infrared Remote Control. The LIRC device interface is
+a bi-directional interface for transporting raw IR and decoded scancodes
+data between userspace and kernelspace. Fundamentally, it is just a chardev
+(/dev/lircX, for X = 0, 1, 2, ...), with a number of standard struct
+file_operations defined on it. With respect to transporting raw IR and
+decoded scancodes to and fro, the essential fops are read, write and ioctl.
Example dmesg output upon a driver registering w/LIRC:
@@ -36,6 +37,46 @@ LIRC modes
LIRC supports some modes of receiving and sending IR codes, as shown
on the following table.
+.. _lirc-mode-scancode:
+.. _lirc-scancode-flag-toggle:
+.. _lirc-scancode-flag-repeat:
+
+``LIRC_MODE_SCANCODE``
+
+ This mode is for both sending and receiving IR.
+
+ For transmitting (aka sending), create a ``struct lirc_scancode`` with
+ the desired scancode set in the ``scancode`` member, ``rc_proto`` set
+ the IR protocol, and all other members set to 0. Write this struct to
+ the lirc device.
+
+ For receiving, you read ``struct lirc_scancode`` from the lirc device,
+ with ``scancode`` set to the received scancode and the IR protocol
+ ``rc_proto``. If the scancode maps to a valid key code, this is set
+ in the ``keycode`` field, else it is set to ``KEY_RESERVED``.
+
+ The ``flags`` can have ``LIRC_SCANCODE_FLAG_TOGGLE`` set if the toggle
+ bit is set in protocols that support it (e.g. rc-5 and rc-6), or
+ ``LIRC_SCANCODE_FLAG_REPEAT`` for when a repeat is received for protocols
+ that support it (e.g. nec).
+
+ In the Sanyo and NEC protocol, if you hold a button on remote, rather than
+ repeating the entire scancode, the remote sends a shorter message with
+ no scancode, which just means button is held, a "repeat". When this is
+ received, the ``LIRC_SCANCODE_FLAG_REPEAT`` is set and the scancode and
+ keycode is repeated.
+
+ With nec, there is no way to distinguish "button hold" from "repeatedly
+ pressing the same button". The rc-5 and rc-6 protocols have a toggle bit.
+ When a button is released and pressed again, the toggle bit is inverted.
+ If the toggle bit is set, the ``LIRC_SCANCODE_FLAG_TOGGLE`` is set.
+
+ The ``timestamp`` field is filled with the time nanoseconds
+ (in ``CLOCK_MONOTONIC``) when the scancode was decoded.
+
+ An ``enum rc_proto`` in the :ref:`lirc_header` lists all the supported
+ IR protocols.
+
.. _lirc-mode-mode2:
``LIRC_MODE_MODE2``
diff --git a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-features.rst b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-features.rst
index 50c2c26d8e89..3ee44067de63 100644
--- a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-features.rst
+++ b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-features.rst
@@ -64,6 +64,14 @@ LIRC features
Unused. Kept just to avoid breaking uAPI.
+.. _LIRC-CAN-REC-SCANCODE:
+
+``LIRC_CAN_REC_SCANCODE``
+
+ The driver is capable of receiving using
+ :ref:`LIRC_MODE_SCANCODE <lirc-mode-SCANCODE>`.
+
+
.. _LIRC-CAN-SET-SEND-CARRIER:
``LIRC_CAN_SET_SEND_CARRIER``
@@ -171,6 +179,14 @@ LIRC features
Unused. Kept just to avoid breaking uAPI.
+.. _LIRC-CAN-SEND-SCANCODE:
+
+``LIRC_CAN_SEND_SCANCODE``
+
+ The driver supports sending (also called as IR blasting or IR TX) using
+ :ref:`LIRC_MODE_SCANCODE <lirc-mode-SCANCODE>`.
+
+
Return Value
============
diff --git a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-rec-mode.rst b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-rec-mode.rst
index b89de9add921..34919feaf392 100644
--- a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-rec-mode.rst
+++ b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-rec-mode.rst
@@ -34,7 +34,8 @@ Description
===========
Get/set supported receive modes. Only :ref:`LIRC_MODE_MODE2 <lirc-mode-mode2>`
-is supported for IR receive.
+and :ref:`LIRC_MODE_SCANCODE <lirc-mode-scancode>` are supported.
+Use :ref:`lirc_get_features` to find out which modes the driver supports.
Return Value
============
diff --git a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-send-mode.rst b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-send-mode.rst
index e686b21689a0..e39383f08e21 100644
--- a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-send-mode.rst
+++ b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-get-send-mode.rst
@@ -36,7 +36,8 @@ Description
Get/set current transmit mode.
-Only :ref:`LIRC_MODE_PULSE <lirc-mode-pulse>` is supported by for IR send,
+Only :ref:`LIRC_MODE_PULSE <lirc-mode-pulse>` and
+:ref:`LIRC_MODE_SCANCODE <lirc-mode-scancode>` are supported by for IR send,
depending on the driver. Use :ref:`lirc_get_features` to find out which
modes the driver supports.
diff --git a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-read.rst b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-read.rst
index ff14a69104e5..51d37ed10194 100644
--- a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-read.rst
+++ b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-read.rst
@@ -45,13 +45,20 @@ descriptor ``fd`` into the buffer starting at ``buf``. If ``count`` is zero,
is greater than ``SSIZE_MAX``, the result is unspecified.
The exact format of the data depends on what :ref:`lirc_modes` a driver
-uses. Use :ref:`lirc_get_features` to get the supported mode.
+uses. Use :ref:`lirc_get_features` to get the supported mode, and use
+:ref:`lirc_set_rec_mode` set the current active mode.
-The generally preferred mode for receive is
-:ref:`LIRC_MODE_MODE2 <lirc-mode-mode2>`,
-in which packets containing an int value describing an IR signal are
+The mode :ref:`LIRC_MODE_MODE2 <lirc-mode-mode2>` is for raw IR,
+in which packets containing an unsigned int value describing an IR signal are
read from the chardev.
+Alternatively, :ref:`LIRC_MODE_SCANCODE <lirc-mode-scancode>` can be available,
+in this mode scancodes which are either decoded by software decoders, or
+by hardware decoders. The ``rc_proto`` member is set to the
+protocol used for transmission, and ``scancode`` to the decoded scancode,
+and the ``keycode`` set to the keycode or ``KEY_RESERVED``.
+
+
Return Value
============
diff --git a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-write.rst b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-write.rst
index 2aad0fef4a5b..3d7541bad8b9 100644
--- a/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-write.rst
+++ b/Documentation/media/uapi/rc/lirc-write.rst
@@ -42,21 +42,32 @@ Description
referenced by the file descriptor ``fd`` from the buffer starting at
``buf``.
-The exact format of the data depends on what mode a driver uses, use
-:ref:`lirc_get_features` to get the supported mode.
+The exact format of the data depends on what mode a driver is in, use
+:ref:`lirc_get_features` to get the supported modes and use
+:ref:`lirc_set_send_mode` set the mode.
When in :ref:`LIRC_MODE_PULSE <lirc-mode-PULSE>` mode, the data written to
the chardev is a pulse/space sequence of integer values. Pulses and spaces
are only marked implicitly by their position. The data must start and end
with a pulse, therefore, the data must always include an uneven number of
-samples. The write function must block until the data has been transmitted
+samples. The write function blocks until the data has been transmitted
by the hardware. If more data is provided than the hardware can send, the
driver returns ``EINVAL``.
+When in :ref:`LIRC_MODE_SCANCODE <lirc-mode-scancode>` mode, one
+``struct lirc_scancode`` must be written to the chardev at a time, else
+``EINVAL`` is returned. Set the desired scancode in the ``scancode`` member,
+and the protocol in the ``rc_proto`` member. All other members must be set
+to 0, else ``EINVAL`` is returned. If there is no protocol encoder
+for the protocol or the scancode is not valid for the specified protocol,
+``EINVAL`` is returned. The write function may not wait until the scancode
+is transmitted.
+
+
Return Value
============
-On success, the number of bytes read is returned. It is not an error if
+On success, the number of bytes written is returned. It is not an error if
this number is smaller than the number of bytes requested, or the amount
of data required for one frame. On error, -1 is returned, and the ``errno``
variable is set appropriately. The generic error codes are described at the

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