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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 1/6] dt-bindings: add bindings for USB physical connector
On 15/03/18 13:46, Robin Murphy wrote:
> On 12/03/18 10:41, Roger Quadros wrote:
> [...]
>>>>> @@ -0,0 +1,75 @@
>>>>> +USB Connector
>>>>> +=============
>>>>> +
>>>>> +USB connector node represents physical USB connector. It should be
>>>>> +a child of USB interface controller.
>>>>> +
>>>>> +Required properties:
>>>>> +- compatible: describes type of the connector, must be one of:
>>>>> +    "usb-a-connector",
>>>>> +    "usb-b-connector",
>>>>> +    "usb-c-connector".
>>>> compatible should be just "usb-connector"
>>>> Type should be a property
>>>> type: type of usb connector "A", "B", "AB", "C"
>>>> AB is for dual-role connectors.
>>> I have proposed such property (and size also) in my first RFC [1]. Rod
>>> did not like it :)
>>> [1]:
>> This is what Rob says here
>> "We did "type" for hdmi-connector, but I think I'd really prefer
>> compatible be used to distinguish as least where it may matter to s/w.
>> In the HDMI case, they all are pretty much the same, just different
>> physical size."
>> So the question is. Does it matter to this particular software implementation
>> if it is type A,B,C connector?
>> If yes, how?
>> Type A will never have any alternate function. It is always dedicated to USB.
> In USB spec terms, at least. In reality there are things like the cool trick Rockchip SoCs do whereby they can expose the debug UART Rx/Tx through the OTG port's D+/D- pins, and that is on a type A connector in many products. I'm guessing that's probably beyond the scope of this binding, though.
>> Also does the size "full", "micro", "mini" matter to software?
> If it means the user can look in sysfs to easily correlate logical ports with physical connectors that's certainly handy (e.g. on something like Odroid-XU where the two USB3 ports are brought out to an A and a micro-AB connector respectively).

But this logic fails if both connectors are the same type/size.
This is where the label comes in handy. The labels can be unique and end user can identify the port using that.

> Robin.


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