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SubjectRE: [PATCH RFC 0/5] Introduced new Cadence USBSSP DRD Driver.
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>> > Hi Felipe,
>> >
>> > >
>> > >Hi,
>> > >
>> > >Pawel Laszczak <pawell@cadence.com> writes:
>> > >> This patch introduce new Cadence USBSS DRD driver to linux kernel.
>> > >>
>> > >> The Cadence USBSS DRD Controller is a highly configurable IP Core which
>> > >> can be instantiated as Dual-Role Device (DRD), Peripheral Only and
>> > >> Host Only (XHCI)configurations.
>> > >>
>> > >> The current driver has been validated with FPGA burned. We have support
>> > >> for PCIe bus, which is used on FPGA prototyping.
>> > >>
>> > >> The host side of USBSS-DRD controller is compliance with XHCI
>> > >> specification, so it works with standard XHCI Linux driver.
>> > >>
>> > >> The host side of USBSS DRD controller is compliant with XHCI.
>> > >> The architecture for device side is almost the same as for host side,
>> > >> and most of the XHCI specification can be used to understand how
>> > >> this controller operates.
>> > >>
>> > >> This controller and driver support Full Speed, Hight Speed, Supper Speed
>> > >> and Supper Speed Plus USB protocol.
>> > >>
>> > >> The prefix cdnsp used in driver has chosen by analogy to cdn3 driver.
>> > >> The last letter of this acronym means PLUS. The formal name of controller
>> > >> is USBSSP but it's to generic so I've decided to use CDNSP.
>> > >>
>> > >> The patch 1: adds DT binding.
>> > >> The patch 2: adds PCI to platform wrapper used on Cadnece testing
>> > >> platform. It is FPGA based on platform.
>> > >> The patches 3-5: add the main part of driver and has been intentionally
>> > >> split into 3 part. In my opinion such division should not
>> > >> affect understanding and reviewing the driver, and cause that
>> > >> main patch (4/5) is little smaller. Patch 3 introduces main
>> > >> header file for driver, 4 is the main part that implements all
>> > >> functionality of driver and 5 introduces tracepoints.
>> > >
>> > >I'm more interested in how is this different from CDNS3. Aren't they SW compatible?
>> >
>> > In general, the controller can be split into 2 part- DRD part and the rest UDC.
>> >
>> > The second part UDC which consist gadget.c, ring.c and mem.c file is completely different.
>> >
>> > The DRD part contains drd.c and core.c.
>> > cdnsp drd.c is similar to cdns3 drd.c but it's little different. CDNSP has similar, but has different register space.
>> > Some register was moved, some was removed and some was added.
>> >
>> > core.c is very similar and eventually could be common for both drivers. I thought about this but
>> > I wanted to avoid interfering with cdns3 driver at this point CDNSP is still under testing and
>> > CDNS3 is used by some products on the market.
>>
>> Pawel, I suggest adding CDNSP at driver/staging first since it is still
>> under testing. When you are thinking the driver (as well as hardware) are
>> mature, you could try to add gadget part (eg, gadget-v2) and make
>> necessary changes for core.c.
>
>I only take code for drivers/staging/ that for some reason is not
>meeting the normal coding style/rules/whatever. For stuff that is an
>obvious duplicate of existing code like this, and needs to be
>rearchitected. It is much more work to try to convert code once it is
>in the tree than to just do it out of the tree on your own and resubmit
>it, as you don't have to follow the in-kernel rules of "one patch does
>one thing" that you would if it was in staging.
>
>So don't think that staging is the right place for this, just spend a
>few weeks to get it right and then resubmit it.
>

Ok,
I try to reuse the code from cdns3. Where such common code should be
placed ? Should I move it to e.g. drivers/usb/common/cdns or it should remain in
cdns3 directory.

thanks,

pawel

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