Re: [PATCH v10 2/7] usb: mux: add generic code for dual role port mux
From: Lu Baolu
Date: Sun Jun 05 2016 - 04:47:21 EST
On 06/05/2016 04:33 PM, Jun Li wrote:
>> Port mux is part of dual role switch, but not the whole thing.
>> > Dual role switch includes at least below things:
>> > - ID or type-C event detection
>> > - port mux
>> > - VBUS management
>> > - start/stop host/device controllers
>> > An OTG/Dual-role framework can be used to keep all these things run
>> > together with an internal state machine. But it's not duplicated with a
>> > generic framework for port mux and the port mux drivers.
>>> > > Your
>>> > > case is just like Renesas case, which uses two different drivers
>>> > > between peripheral and host.
>> > In my case, the port mux devices are physical devices and they can be
>> > controlled through GPIO pins or device registers. They are independent of
>> > both peripheral and host controllers.
> I also think current OTG/Dual role framework can support your case, if you
> find there is any limitation of it which can't meet your requirement, we
> should improve it, Roger also provide an example of dual role switch with
> USB3 based on his OTG core.
Why do we need an OTG framework to support a device driver?
Is it something like a bus or class driver?