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SubjectRe: [PATCH v17 2/3] usb: USB Type-C connector class

On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 07:45:00AM -0700, Badhri Jagan Sridharan wrote:
> >> What is the expected behavior when the userspace changes the
> >> preferred_role node when the port is in connected state ?
> >>
> >> 1. the state machine re-resolves the port roles right away based on
> >> the new state machine in place ? (or)
> >
> > No! There are separate attributes for sending role swap requests.
> Right. But, that might not be helpful in cases when PD is not implemented.
> and Implementing PD is not mandatory according the spec :/
> FYI quoting from the Type-C specification release(page 24),
> role swaps are not limited to devices that only support PD.
> "Two independent set of mechanisms are defined to allow a USB Type-C
> DRP to functionally swap power and data roles. When USB PD is
> supported, power and data role swapping is performed as a subsequent
> step following the initial connection process. For non-PD implementations,
> power/data role swapping can optionally be dealt with as part of the initial
> connection process."
> But, the current interface definition actually prevents current/data role
> swaps for non-pd devices.

No it doesn't. When USB PD is not supported, you can still use
data_role to swap the role. Of course, the lower level driver may
not support any role swapping in that case.



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