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SubjectRe: [PATCH v5 7/7] dt-bindings: usb: add documentation for aspeed usb-vhub
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On Fri, 2020-02-28 at 00:13 -0800, Tao Ren wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 02:02:28PM +1100, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> > On Thu, 2020-02-27 at 17:05 -0800, Tao Ren wrote:
> > > > Also long run I think best is going to have a child node per downstream
> > > > port, so we create a matching linux struct device. This will make it
> > > > easier to deal with the other device-controller in the ast2600 which is
> > > > basically one of these without a vhub above it.
> > >
> > > Maybe a dumb question: what would be the proper place to parse the child
> > > node/properties when they are added? For example, in some usb_gadget_ops
> > > callback?
> >
> > No. What the vhub would do is when it probes, it creates a platform
> > device for each "port" child node that's linked to the DT node.
> >
> > The driver for the device then attaches to it via standard DT matching
> > and checks if it has a vhub parent or not, and based on that, operates
> > as a vhub child device or a standalone one.
> >
> > (For example, it might have different functions for EP selection since
> > standalone devices have private EPs rather than a shared pool)
> >
> > They can both be in the same module or they can be separate modules
> > with cross dependencies.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Ben.
>
> I see. It's to describe these downstream devices (such as configurations
> and according functions) in device tree, which is similar to defining a
> composite device and linking functions/interfaces via configfs. Thanks for
> the clarify.

It's also to make it easier long run to support both the standalone
variant and the vhub variant from the same code base.

Cheers,
Ben.


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