On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 02:36:44AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
On 05/17/2017 12:34 AM, Oliver Neukum wrote:
Am Mittwoch, den 17.05.2017, 00:32 -0700 schrieb Badhri Jagan
"Two independent set of mechanisms are defined to allow a USB Type-C
DRP to functionally swap power and data roles. When USB PD is
supported, power and data role swapping is performed as a subsequent
step following the initial connection process. For non-PD implementations,
power/data role swapping can optionally be dealt with as part of the initial
Well, as I read it, without PD once a connection is established, you
are stuck with your role. So it seems to me that blocking a later
attempt to change it makes sense.
That seems to be a harsh and not very user friendly reading of the specification.
I would argue that the user doesn't care if the partner supports PD or not
when selecting a role, and I would prefer to provide an implementation which is
as user friendly as possible.
I agree. But I have to point out that at least with UCSI, the role
swapping is usually not possible without USB PD connection.
So what I'm trying to say is that we can't really promise that role
swapping will ever be possible in all cases without PD, which may mean
different behavior depending on the platform. I don't know if that is
a huge problem.
How predictable do we want this interface to function with role