filesystem-plugin for the parameter-framework
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Filesystem plugin for the parameter-framework

This is a file system plugin for the parameter-framework handling file system operations such as read() and write().


You need to install the parameter-framework libraries and headers first (see the parameter-framework's README).

Generate the Makefiles with cmake . and build with make. If you installed the parameter-framework in a custom directory, you should add a -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/path/to/custom/install argument to cmake e.g: cmake -DCMAKE_PREFIX_PATH=/home/myself/dev/pfw . .

If you want to install the plugin to a custom directory, you can add a -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/path/to/install/dir argument to cmake e.g: cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/home/myself/dev/pfw . .

Finally, install the libraries with make install .

Usage example

In this example, we are going to control two leds (ledA and ledB) via sysfs on a raspberry pi. Let's imagine that the leds are connected on the pin4 and pin7 on the raspberry's GPIO.

To enable sysfs for the pins, we must "export the pins" first:

echo "4" > /sys/class/gpio/export
echo "7" > /sys/class/gpio/export

Configuration file

Here is the complete rpifs-subsystem.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Subsystem Name="RaspberryFS" Type="FS" Endianness="Little">
        <ComponentType Name="GpioPin">
            <StringParameter Name="direction" Mapping="File:direction" MaxLength="3"
             Description="the direction of the pin: can be out or in" />
            <StringParameter Name="state" Mapping="File:value" MaxLength="1"
             Description="the state of the pin: can be 0 or 1" />
        <Component Name="ledA" Type="GpioPin" Mapping="Directory:/sys/class/gpio/gpio4"/>
        <Component Name="ledB" Type="GpioPin" Mapping="Directory:/sys/class/gpio/gpio7"/>

When declaring an InstanceDefinition the Directory mapping must be given to the component. Here it points towards the directory containing the GPIO pin4 sysfs directory.

When describing a ComponentType, the File:... mapping must be given to each parameter. Here we have two parameters. Since we are describing a pin, we must provide the direction and the state.


If we consider that the pfw command is a shorthand for remote-process localhost 5001(where 5001 is the port defined at the top-level parameter-framework configuration file), which can be used to interact with the parameter-framework.

To initialize the leds:

pfw setTuningMode on
pfw setParameter /Raspberry/RaspberryFS/ledA/direction out
pfw setParameter /Raspberry/RaspberryFS/ledB/direction out

To turn the led A on:

pfw setParameter /Raspberry/RaspberryFS/ledA/value 1

To turn the led A off:

pfw setParameter /Raspberry/RaspberryFS/ledA/value 0