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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC 0/5] Introduced new Cadence USBSSP DRD Driver.
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:20:00AM +0000, Pawel Laszczak wrote:
>
> >> > 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.

In the cdns3 directory makes the most sense.

thanks,

greg k-h

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