Re: [PATCH 0/3] usb: USB Type-C Class and driver for UCSI

From: Felipe Balbi
Date: Fri May 06 2016 - 02:52:17 EST

Hi Guenter,

Guenter Roeck <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Tue, Feb 09, 2016 at 07:01:20PM +0200, Heikki Krogerus wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The OS, or more precisely the user space, needs to be able to control
>> a few things regarding USB Type-C ports. The first thing that must be
>> allowed to be controlled is the data role. USB Type-C ports will
>> select the data role randomly with DRP ports. When USB PD is
>> supported, also independent (from data role) power role swapping can
>> be supported together with Alternate Mode control.
>> I'm proposing with this set a Class for the Type-C connectors that
>> gives the user space control over those things on top of getting basic
>> details about the USB Type-C connectors and also partners. The details
>> include the capabilities of the port, the supported data and power
>> roles, supported accessories (audio and debug), supported Alternate
>> Modes, USB PD support and of course the type of the partner (USB, Alt
>> Mode, Accessory or Charger), and more or less the same details about
>> the partner.
>> I'm not considering cables with this Class, and I have deliberately
>> left out some more technical details, like cable orientation, firstly
>> because I did not see much use for the user space from knowing that
>> an secondly because that kind of details are not always available for
>> example with UCSI.
>> So the interface to the user space is kept as simple as I dared to
>> make it.
>> NOTE: In case there is somebody wondering, this is not adding USB PD
>> support to Linux kernel. This is just about USB Type-C.
> Hello Heikki,
> we have implemented a prototype TCPM (USB Type-C Protocol Manager)
> software on top of your patch set. It will support TCPCI as well
> as other USB-C controllers such as FUSB302. The plan is to use
> this software in systems where no separate controller is available.
> Is there any chance to advance this patch set ? It would be instrumental
> to get a unified interface to user space.

A newer version of $subject is already in Greg's queue [1]



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