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SubjectRE: [PATCH v6] usb-serial:cp210x: add support to software flow control
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Hi,  Johan

Do I add my software flow control patch directly to the branch you gave me now ?
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/johan/usb-serial.git/log/?h=cp210x-termios

Then, I also need the cp210x_ get_ terminus() add ixoff / iXon handling?

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-----Original Message-----
From: Johan Hovold <johan@kernel.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 12:38 AM
To: Wang, Sheng Long (EXT) (RC-CN DI FA BL IPC&C PRC4) <shenglong.wang.ext@siemens.com>
Cc: Johan Hovold <johan@kernel.org>; Sheng Long Wang <china_shenglong@163.com>; gregkh@linuxfoundation.org; linux-usb@vger.kernel.org; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; lkp@intel.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v6] usb-serial:cp210x: add support to software flow control

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On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 07:56:10AM +0000, Wang, Sheng Long wrote:
> Hi, Johan
>
> Thank you very much for your reply!
>
> You mean if we call cp210x_open() When opening the device, because
> IXON is set by default, the cp210x_get_termios() does not process
> IXON, So it is invalid IXON at this time.

Right, with the current implementation you need to make sure that termios reflects the device state on open or your changes will never actually enable software flow control in the device.

> As you said, It is very strange in cp210x_get_termios() In the "get"
> function to "set" IXON. In addition, the best way is to disable the
> IXON bit as you said. If the user needs IXON, call set_ termios
> function, So I'm now in cp210x_get_termios() Is it a temporary
> solution for terminos to handle IXON ? I'm afraid it will need to be
> adjusted.

No, I didn't mean that IXON should be disabled by default. I meant that the driver should make sure that the device settings matches termios on open, not the other way round.

This unusual implementation has caused a number of issues in the past and it's been on my list fix up for some time. I finally got around to that today and I just CCed you on the result. That should simplify adding software flow control and allow more code to be shared with the hardware flow-control handling.

I've pushed a branch for you here:

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/johan/usb-serial.git/log/?h=cp210x-termios

Johan

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