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SubjectRE: [PATCH v5 0/8] usb: dwc3: Fix broken BULK stream support to dwc3 gadget driver
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Hi,

Anurag Kumar Vulisha <anuragku@xilinx.com> writes:
>>> Thanks for spending your time in reviewing this patch. The reason for adding the
>>> timer is when streams are enabled there could be chances for the host and gadget
>>> controller to become out of sync, the gadget may wait for the host to issue prime
>>> transaction and the host may wait for the gadget to issue ERDY. To avoid such a
>>> potential deadlock conditions, timeout needs to be implemented in dwc3 driver.
>>
>>"in dwc3 driver" is an implementation choice. The situation you describe
>>could happen with any UDC, right?
>>
>
> Yes this could happen to other UDC drivers also, unless controller is capable of handling
>
>>> After timeout occurs, gadget will first stop transfer and restart the transfer again.
>>> This issue is mentioned in databook 2.90A section 9.5.2. I am not aware of how
>>> other controllers are handling the streams, but since this issue looks more like a
>>
>>We should get in touch with other UDC authors. We have at least Renesas,
>>net2280, bcd_udc and mtu3 supporting superspeed.
>>
>
> Thanks for pointing other drivers. Will refer these drivers to see how they are handling streams
>
>>> dwc3 specific issue, I think it would be more convincing to add the timer in dwc3
>>> gadget driver rather than adding in udc framework. Also we are stopping the timer
>>
>>why? When the situation you describe is something that can happen with
>>any udc, why should we reimplement the solution on all UDCs supporting
>>streams when we can give generic support for handling certain
>>situations?
>>
>
> I agree with you. As you suggested will work on implementing changes in UDC
>
>>> when a valid StreamEvnt is found, which would be difficult to handle if the timer is
>>
>>Why difficult? udc-core would call:
>>
>>mod_timer(gadget->stream_timeout_timer, msecs_to_jiffies(50));
>>
>>Once you receive stream event, dwc3 would call:
>>
>>if (timer_pending(dwc->gadget.stream_timeout_timer))
>> del_timer(dwc->gadget.stream_timeout_timer);
>>
>>Why is that difficult? You could even avoid anything to be written in
>>dwc3 and put the del_timer() inside usb_gadget_giveback_request()
>>itself. That why, dwc3 doesn't even have to know that there's a timer
>>running. Also, you're timer function, instead of calling dwc3's private
>>functions, should be relying on the gadget API.
>>
>>Your timer, apparently, should be fired per-request, then your timer
>>function would call:
>>
>>usb_ep_dequeue(request);
>>usb_ep_queue(request);
>>
>>If the timer expires. This would work for any UDC, not only dwc3. Then,
>>this is something we document for all UDCs and they'd have to adhere to
>>the API.
>>
>>In summary, not that many changes needed to dwc3. Nothing related to
>>timers inside dwc3. Almost everythin can, and should, be done
>>generically.
>
> Thanks a lot for giving a detailed explanation. Will implement the timeout
> changes into UDC core.

no problem. I just wanna make sure that this work happens in one place
and one place only :)

cheers

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balbi
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