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Subject[25/78] USB: serial drivers need to use larger bulk-in buffers
2.6.38-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let us know.


From: Alan Stern <>

commit 969e3033ae7733a0af8f7742ca74cd16c0857e71 upstream.

When a driver doesn't know how much data a device is going to send,
the buffer size should be at least as big as the endpoint's maxpacket
value. The serial drivers don't follow this rule; many of them
request only 256-byte bulk-in buffers. As a result, they suffer
overflow errors if a high-speed device wants to send a lot of data,
because high-speed bulk endpoints are required to have a maxpacket
size of 512.

This patch (as1450) fixes the problem by using the driver's
bulk_in_size value as a minimum, always allocating buffers no smaller
than the endpoint's maxpacket size.

Signed-off-by: Alan Stern <>
Tested-by: Flynn Marquardt <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c | 5 ++---
include/linux/usb/serial.h | 3 ++-
2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

--- a/drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c
@@ -911,9 +911,8 @@ int usb_serial_probe(struct usb_interfac
dev_err(&interface->dev, "No free urbs available\n");
goto probe_error;
- buffer_size = serial->type->bulk_in_size;
- if (!buffer_size)
- buffer_size = le16_to_cpu(endpoint->wMaxPacketSize);
+ buffer_size = max_t(int, serial->type->bulk_in_size,
+ le16_to_cpu(endpoint->wMaxPacketSize));
port->bulk_in_size = buffer_size;
port->bulk_in_endpointAddress = endpoint->bEndpointAddress;
port->bulk_in_buffer = kmalloc(buffer_size, GFP_KERNEL);
--- a/include/linux/usb/serial.h
+++ b/include/linux/usb/serial.h
@@ -191,7 +191,8 @@ static inline void usb_set_serial_data(s
* @id_table: pointer to a list of usb_device_id structures that define all
* of the devices this structure can support.
* @num_ports: the number of different ports this device will have.
- * @bulk_in_size: bytes to allocate for bulk-in buffer (0 = end-point size)
+ * @bulk_in_size: minimum number of bytes to allocate for bulk-in buffer
+ * (0 = end-point size)
* @bulk_out_size: bytes to allocate for bulk-out buffer (0 = end-point size)
* @calc_num_ports: pointer to a function to determine how many ports this
* device has dynamically. It will be called after the probe()

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