Re: [PATCH v2 1/2] usb: dwc2: host: Fix missing device insertions

From: Alan Stern
Date: Mon Nov 16 2015 - 15:38:36 EST

On Mon, 16 Nov 2015, Julius Werner wrote:

> Another point to note, which I think is what prevents the flow Alan
> suggested from working, is this little snippet in DWC2's hub_control
> GetPortStatus callback:
> if (!hsotg->flags.b.port_connect_status) {
> /*
> * The port is disconnected, which means the core is
> * either in device mode or it soon will be.
> Just
> * return 0's for the remainder of the port status
> * since the port register can't be read if the core
> * is in device mode.
> */
> *(__le32 *)buf = cpu_to_le32(port_status);
> break;
> }
> This is before it actually checks the register state of the port. So
> it relies on dwc2_hcd_connect() and dwc2_hcd_disconnect() to be called
> in the right order to give the correct answer for
> USB_PORT_STAT_CONNECTION. This could maybe be improved but I don't
> know what kind of weird interactions with device mode operation made
> that snippet necessary in the first place.

Why does this test hsotg->flags.b.port_connect_status? What it really
needs to know is whether the core is in device mode. It should test
for that instead. Then it could accurately report the true connection
state whenever the core is in host mode, regardless of the order in
which dwc2_hcd_connect() and dwc2_hcd_disconnect() get called. No?

My guess would be that using the wrong test was simply a misguided
attempt at optimization.

Alan Stern

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