Re: [PATCH v10 2/7] usb: mux: add generic code for dual role port mux
From: Peter Chen
Date: Fri Jun 03 2016 - 05:26:23 EST
On Fri, Jun 03, 2016 at 11:16:32AM +0300, Heikki Krogerus wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 03, 2016 at 03:41:13PM +0800, Peter Chen wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 02, 2016 at 09:37:24AM +0800, Lu Baolu wrote:
> > > Several Intel platforms implement USB dual role by having completely
> > > separate xHCI and dwc3 IPs in PCH or SOC silicons. These two IPs share
> > > a single USB port. There is another external port mux which controls
> > > where the data lines should go. While the USB controllers are part of
> > > the silicon, the port mux design are platform specific.
> > >
> > > This patch adds the generic code to handle such multiple roles of a
> > > usb port. It exports the necessary interfaces for other components to
> > > register or unregister a usb mux device, and to control its role.
> > > It registers the mux device with sysfs as well, so that users are able
> > > to control the port role from user space.
> > >
> > > Some other archs (e.g. Renesas R-Car gen2 SoCs) need an external mux to
> > > swap usb roles as well. This code could also be leveraged for those archs.
> > >
> > Sorry to review this so late, from my point, it is a dual-role switch
> > driver too, we are reviewing USB OTG/dual-role framework , it is
> > not necessary to create another framework to do it. And USB OTG framework
> > has already tested at Renesas's platform .
> >  http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg140835.html
> >  http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg140827.html
> We really can't marry dual-role capability with OTG. That OTG
> framework can be used be when the hardware actually supports the
> protocols defined in the OTG spec starting from SRP. In other cases it
> must not be used.
> OTG relies heavily on existence of the ID pin, but with Type-C
> connectors we do not have it. Therefore USB Type-C defines competing
> support for example for the role swapping. With USB Type-C connectors
> OTG will never be supported.
> So let's not mix USB dual-role capability with OTG.
Well, DRD/OTG framework is mainly used for dual-role switch, no
matter what input is, you can use id pin, sysfs, or Type-C events.
It is long term target, currently, it only supports id pin.
In future, we can expend it to support more input events.
Microsoft also has similar framework for it: