RE: [PATCH] usb: gadget: USB3 support to the legacy printer driver

From: Paul Zimmerman
Date: Tue Nov 18 2014 - 16:46:09 EST

> From: linux-usb-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:linux-usb-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Felipe Balbi
> Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:47 PM
> On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 03:41:43PM -0500, Jorge Ramirez-Ortiz wrote:
> >
> > notice that the original PLX driver was still far from the theoretical 5Gbps
> > target (I was expecting to measure at least 3Gbps and could only get 1Gbps).
> > So 1Gbps should be the target to meet on the net2280 - do you agree?
> this depends on a whole bunch of things. Mainline is a lot different
> from PLX's kernel tree, I'm sure.
> It also depends on how many PCIe lanes you're using. Just because USB3
> guarantees 5Gbps bandwidth, if you use a 1x PCIe connector, you'll never
> get that ;-)

Being pedantic, USB3 runs at 4Gbps, not 5Gbps. The signal transitions
on the bus are at 5GT/s (5 giga-transitions per second), but due to the
8b/10b encoding, that equates to 4Gbps data rate.


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