[PATCH] board: sunxi: enable status LED in SPL

Arnaud Ferraris arnaud.ferraris at collabora.com
Wed May 6 13:06:50 CEST 2020

Hi Jagan,

Le 01/05/2020 à 18:43, Jagan Teki a écrit :
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 4:07 PM Arnaud Ferraris
> <arnaud.ferraris at collabora.com> wrote:
>> For some systems, such as the PinePhone, there is no way for the end
>> user to make sure the system is indeed booting before the boot script is
>> executed, which takes several seconds. Therefore, it can be useful to
>> provide early visual feedback as soon as possible.
> Don't you have a splash screen on this device, so that users have a
> visibility? generally consumer devices do have.

Actually, I would hit the same problem (late visual feedback) with a
splash screen: we would need to wait for u-boot to be fully loaded,
which takes too much time.
(plus, the DE2 video driver only supports HDMI out for now, and I don't
have the skills to add MIPI-DSI support)

Having the status LED set up in the SPL allows almost-instant visual
feedback, which is what I'm looking for here.


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