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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] driver core: Break infinite loop when deferred probe can't be satisfied

On 26/03/2020 12:03, Andy Shevchenko wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 11:45:18AM +0200, Peter Ujfalusi wrote:
>> On 26/03/2020 10.39, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
>>> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 11:09 PM Saravana Kannan <> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 5:51 AM Andy Shevchenko
>>>> <> wrote:
> ...
>>> OK, so the situation right now is that commit 58b116bce136 has
>>> introduced a regression and so it needs to be fixed or reverted. The
>>> cases that were previously broken and were unbroken by that commit
>>> don't matter here, so you cannot argue that they would be "broken".
>> commit 58b116bce136 is from 2014 and the whole ULPI support for dwc3
>> came in a year later.
>> While I agree that 58b116bce136 fail to handle came a year later, but
>> technically it did not introduced a regression.
>> The revert on the other hand is going to introduce a regression as
>> things were working fine since 2014. Not sure why the dwc3 issue got
>> this long to be noticed as the 58b116bce136 was already in kernel when
>> the ULPI support was added...
> I dare to say that is luck based on people's laziness to figure out the root
> cause. As I pointed out in email to Saravana the issue is not limited to USB
> case and, if my memory doesn't trick me out, I suffered from it approximately
> in ~2014-2015 with pin control tables.

I've not been involved in this for a very long time, but from our past
conversations and the description that is given here I still feel that
this problem is a design bug on the dwc3 driver dependencies rather than
a failure with driver core. dwc3 is doing something rather convoluted
and it would be worth reevaluating how probe failures are unwound on
that particular driver stack.


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