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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3] USB: hub.c: decrease the number of attempts of enumeration scheme
On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 11:45:31AM +0200, Eugeniu Rosca wrote:
> Dear Alan,
> Dear Greg,
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 11:12:28AM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> > The thing is, I'm afraid that without these retry loops, some devices
> > will stop working. If that happens, we will not be able to keep this
> > patch in place; we will just have to accept that we fail the PET test.
> >
> > Alan Stern
> Does this mean that Linux community leaves no choice but to ship a
> forked kernel (with no chance of alignment to upstream) for
> organizations which design embedded devices where USB plays a key
> role, hence requires passing the USB-IF Compliance Program [*]?
> Is there hope to give users a knob (build-time or run-time) which would
> enable the behavior expected and thoroughly described in compliance
> docs, particularly chapter "6.7.22 A-UUT Device No Response for
> connection timeout" of "USB On-The-Go and Embedded Host Automated
> Compliance Plan" [**]?

It is possible to add a build-time Kconfig option that would control the
maximum number of port initialization attempts. But let's start with
testing the patch I sent you. After all, the first step is to get
something that does what you want correctly.

Alan Stern

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