USB port LED trigger¶
This LED trigger can be used for signalling to the user a presence of USB device in a given port. It simply turns on LED when device appears and turns it off when it disappears.
It requires selecting USB ports that should be observed. All available ones are listed as separated entries in a "ports" subdirectory. Selecting is handled by echoing "1" to a chosen port.
Please note that this trigger allows selecting multiple USB ports for a single LED.
This can be useful in two cases:
1) Device with single USB LED and few physical ports¶
In such a case LED will be turned on as long as there is at least one connected USB device.
2) Device with a physical port handled by few controllers¶
Some devices may have one controller per PHY standard. E.g. USB 3.0 physical port may be handled by ohci-platform, ehci-platform and xhci-hcd. If there is only one LED user will most likely want to assign ports from all 3 hubs.
This trigger can be activated from user space on led class devices as shown below:
echo usbport > trigger
This adds sysfs attributes to the LED that are documented in: Documentation/ABI/testing/sysfs-class-led-trigger-usbport
echo usbport > trigger echo 1 > ports/usb1-port1 echo 1 > ports/usb2-port1 cat ports/usb1-port1 echo 0 > ports/usb1-port1