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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 3/4] dt-bindings: Add Qualcomm USB SuperSpeed PHY bindings
On Thu 05 Sep 22:26 PDT 2019, Stephen Boyd wrote:

> Quoting Jack Pham (2019-09-05 10:58:02)
> > Hi Jorge, Bjorn,
> >
> > On Thu, Sep 05, 2019 at 09:18:57AM +0200, Jorge Ramirez wrote:
> > > On 9/4/19 01:34, Bjorn Andersson wrote:
> > > > On Tue 03 Sep 14:45 PDT 2019, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> > > >> that would need an of_regulator_get() sort of API that can get the
> > > >> regulator out of there? Or to make the connector into a struct device
> > > >> that can get the regulator out per some generic connector driver and
> > > >> then pass it through to the USB controller when it asks for it. Maybe
> > > >> try to prototype that out?
> > > >>
> > > >
> > > > The examples given in the DT bindings describes the connector as a child
> > > > of a PMIC, with of_graph somehow tying it to the various inputs. But in
> > > > these examples vbus is handled by implicitly inside the MFD, where
> > > > extcon is informed about the plug event they toggle vbus as well.
> > > >
> > > > In our case we have a extcon-usb-gpio to detect mode, which per Jorge's
> > > > proposal will trickle down to the PHY and become a regulator calls on
> > > > either some external regulator or more typically one of the chargers in
> > > > the system.
> >
> > Interesting you mention extcon-usb-gpio. I thought extcon at least from
> > bindings perspective is passé now. Maybe this is what you need (just
> > landed in usb-next):
> >
> > usb: common: add USB GPIO based connection detection driver
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usb.git/commit/?h=usb-next&id=4602f3bff2669012c1147eecfe74c121765f5c56
> >
> > dt-bindings: usb: add binding for USB GPIO based connection detection driver
> > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/usb.git/commit/?h=usb-next&id=f651c73e71f53f65e9846677d79d8e120452b59f
> >
> > Fortunately this new driver might check the right boxes for you:
> > - usb connector binding
> > - ID detect GPIO
> > - vbus-supply regulator
> >
> > With that, I think you can also keep the connector subnode out of the
> > SSPHY node well, and similarly get rid of the vbus toggle handling from
> > the PHY driver.
> >
> > The big thing missing now is that this driver replaces extcon
> > completely, so we'll need handling in dwc3/dwc3-qcom to retrieve the
> > role switch state to know when host mode is entered. I saw this a while
> > back but don't think it got picked up:
> >
> > https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/10909981/
> >
>
> Yes this looks like the approach that should be taken. One question
> though, is this a micro-b connector or a type-c connector on the board?
> I thought it was a type-c, so then this USB gpio based connection driver
> isn't an exact fit?
>

For this particular case it's a type c connector, but the port
controller is operated completely passively (and there's no PD or DP
involved), so the GPIO based approach seems like a good fit.

Regards,
Bjorn

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