Re: [RFT PATCH 1/3] usb: misc: usb3503: Fix HUB mode after bootloader initialization

From: Krzysztof Kozlowski
Date: Mon May 02 2016 - 05:49:27 EST

On 04/29/2016 06:44 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 01:55:14PM +0200, Krzysztof Kozlowski wrote:
>> On 04/29/2016 01:30 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
>>> Supplies are only optional if they may be physically absent. In this
>>> case it's possible that on device regulators may be used instead, a
>>> pattern more like that used for arizona-ldo1 where we represent those
>>> regulators might be better as it's more clearly describing the
>>> situation. I'm just wondering if the supply lookup stuff there should
>>> be factored out as this is not an uncommon pattern..
>>> It should at least be clearly stated what's going on, ignoring failure
>>> to get supplies is generally a bug and people will tend to blindly cut
>>> and paste things (witness all the breakage in graphics drivers with
>>> this).
>> The VDD33 is really optional. The device can work in different
>> configuration, e.g. only on VBAT. How the reset logic would work then? I
>> don't know... I would suspect that it could be exactly the same (just
>> replace VDD33 with VBAT) but I am not sure.
> What the Arizona example I mentioned does is look for the property
> specifying an external supply in DT and if there isn't one assumes that
> it must be using the internal regulator. That's a bit icky but it does
> the right thing and is much simpler from a user point of view.

Okay, that indeed looks similar... in case of lack of external supplies
the usb3503 pins should be tied to the internal regulators.

However it seems I was wrong at the beginning. We've been looking here
at the schematics and the datasheet. The design is unfortunately a
little bit confusing but finally I think we got the impression how does
it work.

This VDD regulator supply actually is not a usb3503 USB HUB regulator
supply... but a supply to the LAN attached to this HUB. Regulator off/on
is needed for LAN to show up. The hub will show up with typical reset
(which is also missing before my patchset btw).

The LAN, as a USB device, is auto-probed so it cannot take the regulator
and play with it. The simplest idea I have is to add it as "external
supply" to the parent: usb3503.

Best regards,