Re: [PATCH 1/1] driver,usb: Fix a warning in uhci-hcd driver

From: Alan Stern
Date: Thu Apr 25 2013 - 10:55:01 EST

On Thu, 25 Apr 2013, ZhenHua wrote:

> >>> +#define UHCI_SUSPENDRH_RETRY_MAX 10
> > Why is the delay set to 100 us? Isn't that excessively large? How
> > long does it take for this controller to go into suspend?
> This controller will take about 200~400 us, but I am not sure how long
> other devices will take.
> I set interval to 100 us, so it will save more time.

A 400-us delay is fairly long. It would be better to avoid it

> > Why are these variables u16? Why not int?
> uhci_readw will return u16.

That's not a good reason, since u16 fits perfectly well inside an
int. But never mind...

> > Anyway, a better approach would be not to add a delay loop at all.
> > Instead, change this test:
> >
> > if (!auto_stop && !(uhci_readw(uhci, USBSTS) & USBSTS_HCH)) {
> > uhci->rh_state = UHCI_RH_SUSPENDING;
> > spin_unlock_irq(&uhci->lock);
> > msleep(1);
> > spin_lock_irq(&uhci->lock);
> > if (uhci->dead)
> > return;
> > }
> >
> > When the iLo controller is present, make the "if" statement always
> > succeed. Then you'll get a whole 1-ms delay.
> This will cause more operation and more time for other devices.

Actually what I wrote was wrong anyway. I forgot that when auto_stop
is set, the routine is not allowed to sleep.

A better way to solve your problem is to change uhci_hub_status_data().
In the UHCI_RH_RUNNING_NODEVS case, change the line that says

else if (time_after_eq(jiffies, uhci->auto_stop_time))


else if (time_after_eq(jiffies, uhci->auto_stop_time) &&

where uhci->no_auto_stops is a new bitflag that you set inside
uhci_pci_init() if you detect that the controller is an iLo virtual
UHCI controller.

This way there will always be a 1-ms delay, so the slow controller will
suspend successfully. And other types of host controllers won't be
affected, because the no_auto_stops flag won't get set for them.

Alan Stern

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