[PATCH 4.14 076/101] cdc-acm: fix abnormal DATA RX issue for Mediatek Preloader.

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Jan 07 2019 - 08:03:20 EST

4.14-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Macpaul Lin <macpaul.lin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit eafb27fa5283599ce6c5492ea18cf636a28222bb upstream.

Mediatek Preloader is a proprietary embedded boot loader for loading
Little Kernel and Linux into device DRAM.

This boot loader also handle firmware update. Mediatek Preloader will be
enumerated as a virtual COM port when the device is connected to Windows
or Linux OS via CDC-ACM class driver. When the USB enumeration has been
done, Mediatek Preloader will send out handshake command "READY" to PC
actively instead of waiting command from the download tool.

Since Linux 4.12, the commit "tty: reset termios state on device
registration" (93857edd9829e144acb6c7e72d593f6e01aead66) causes Mediatek
Preloader receiving some abnoraml command like "READYXX" as it sent.
This will be recognized as an incorrect response. The behavior change
also causes the download handshake fail. This change only affects
subsequent connects if the reconnected device happens to get the same minor

By disabling the ECHO termios flag could avoid this problem. However, it
cannot be done by user space configuration when download tool open
/dev/ttyACM0. This is because the device running Mediatek Preloader will
send handshake command "READY" immediately once the CDC-ACM driver is

This patch wants to fix above problem by introducing "DISABLE_ECHO"
property in driver_info. When Mediatek Preloader is connected, the
CDC-ACM driver could disable ECHO flag in termios to avoid the problem.

Signed-off-by: Macpaul Lin <macpaul.lin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Reviewed-by: Johan Hovold <johan@xxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Oliver Neukum <oneukum@xxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c | 10 ++++++++++
drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.h | 1 +
2 files changed, 11 insertions(+)

--- a/drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.c
@@ -593,6 +593,13 @@ static int acm_tty_install(struct tty_dr
if (retval)
goto error_init_termios;

+ /*
+ * Suppress initial echoing for some devices which might send data
+ * immediately after acm driver has been installed.
+ */
+ if (acm->quirks & DISABLE_ECHO)
+ tty->termios.c_lflag &= ~ECHO;
tty->driver_data = acm;

return 0;
@@ -1685,6 +1692,9 @@ static const struct usb_device_id acm_id
{ USB_DEVICE(0x0e8d, 0x0003), /* FIREFLY, MediaTek Inc; andrey.arapov@xxxxxxxxx */
.driver_info = NO_UNION_NORMAL, /* has no union descriptor */
+ { USB_DEVICE(0x0e8d, 0x2000), /* MediaTek Inc Preloader */
+ .driver_info = DISABLE_ECHO, /* DISABLE ECHO in termios flag */
+ },
{ USB_DEVICE(0x0e8d, 0x3329), /* MediaTek Inc GPS */
.driver_info = NO_UNION_NORMAL, /* has no union descriptor */
--- a/drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.h
+++ b/drivers/usb/class/cdc-acm.h
@@ -140,3 +140,4 @@ struct acm {
+#define DISABLE_ECHO BIT(9)