Re: [PATCH 6/8] usb: dwc3: add ULPI interface support

From: David Cohen
Date: Thu Feb 12 2015 - 20:40:02 EST

On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 02:12:14PM +0200, Heikki Krogerus wrote:
> > > diff --git a/drivers/usb/dwc3/core.c b/drivers/usb/dwc3/core.c
> > > index a8c9062..66cbf38 100644
> > > --- a/drivers/usb/dwc3/core.c
> > > +++ b/drivers/usb/dwc3/core.c
> > > @@ -879,6 +879,10 @@ static int dwc3_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
> > > platform_set_drvdata(pdev, dwc);
> > > dwc3_cache_hwparams(dwc);
> > >
> > > + ret = dwc3_ulpi_init(dwc);
> >
> > If I understood correctly, this call will result in enumerating the phy
> > via ULPI bus, then registering the correct ULPI device.
> > Can you guarantee ULPI will be always accessible at this point if we
> > remove dwc3 module and load it again?
> OK, got it. So yes, I can guarantee that ULPI will be acessible at
> this point. If we are in a state where we could soft reset dwc3, we
> know we can access ULPI. The fact that dwc3 itself expects to be able
> to write to the ULPI registers at that point guarantees it for us.

I just double checked DWC3 TRM.
You are correct, by the time we're executing dwc3_core_soft_reset() ULPI
bus is already accessible. But the TRM also specifies an ULPI phy would
be reset by DCTL's core soft reset, which is executed by dwc3_core_init()
before calling dwc3_core_soft_reset(). It does mention DWC3 writes data
to an ULPI phy register during reset, but it also mentions the clock
sync happens during that time.

That makes no even OK, but more correct IMO to power on phy before
core's soft reset (i.e. by ACPI methods). But it lets us in a grey area
whether ULPI is reliably accessible before core's soft reset.

I believe if you move the dwc3_ulpi_init() to dwc3_core_init(), after
core's soft reset we've got no more grey area.

Br, David

> So in practice when ever dwc3 is powered we will be able to access
> ULPI for as long as the USB2 PHY interface is not suspended separately
> with GUSB2PHYCFG SusPHY bit. And even then we would only need to
> resume it with the same bit and ULPI is accessible again.
> Cheers,
> --
> heikki
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