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Date:   Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:05:39 +0200
From:   Felipe Balbi <balbi@...nel.org>
To:     Anurag Kumar Vulisha <anuragku@...inx.com>,
        Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu>
Cc:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Shuah Khan <shuah@...nel.org>, Johan Hovold <johan@...nel.org>,
        Jaejoong Kim <climbbb.kim@...il.com>,
        Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
        Roger Quadros <rogerq@...com>,
        Manu Gautam <mgautam@...eaurora.org>,
        "martin.petersen\@oracle.com" <martin.petersen@...cle.com>,
        Bart Van Assche <bvanassche@....org>,
        Mike Christie <mchristi@...hat.com>,
        Matthew Wilcox <willy@...radead.org>,
        Colin Ian King <colin.king@...onical.com>,
        "linux-usb\@vger.kernel.org" <linux-usb@...r.kernel.org>,
        "linux-kernel\@vger.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "v.anuragkumar\@gmail.com" <v.anuragkumar@...il.com>,
        Thinh Nguyen <thinhn@...opsys.com>,
        Tejas Joglekar <tejas.joglekar@...opsys.com>,
        Ajay Yugalkishore Pandey <APANDEY@...inx.com>
Subject: RE: [PATCH v7 01/10] usb: gadget: udc: Add timer support for usb requests


hi,

Anurag Kumar Vulisha <anuragku@...inx.com> writes:
>>Does the data book suggest a value for the timeout?
>>
>
> No, the databook doesn't mention about the timeout value
>
>>> >At this point, it seems that the generic approach will be messier than having every
>>> >controller driver implement its own fix.  At least, that's how it appears to me.

Why, if the UDC implementation will, anyway, be a timer?

>>(Especially if dwc3 is the only driver affected.)
>
> As discussed above, the issue may happen with other gadgets too. As I got divide opinions
> on this implementation and both the implementations looks fine to me, I am little confused
> on which should be implemented.
>
> @Felipe: Do you agree with Alan's implementation? Please let us know your suggestion
> on this.

I still think a generic timer is a better solution since it has other uses.

>>> >Ideally it would not be necessary to rely on a timeout at all.
>>> >
>>> >Also, maintainers dislike module parameters.  It would be better not to add one.
>>>
>>> Okay. I would be happy if any alternative for this issue is present but unfortunately
>>> I am not able to figure out any alternative other than timers. If not
>>module_params()
>>> we can add an configfs entry in stream gadget to update the timeout. Please
>>provide
>>> your opinion on this approach.
>>
>>Since the purpose of the timeout is to detect a deadlock caused by a
>>hardware bug, I suggest a fixed and relatively short timeout value such
>>as one second.  Cancelling and requeuing a few requests at 1-second
>>intervals shouldn't add very much overhead.

I wouldn't call this a HW bug though. This is just how the UDC
behaves. There are N streams and host can move data in any stream at any
time. This means that host & gadget _can_ disagree on what stream to
start next.

One way to avoid this would be to never pre-start any streams and always
rely on XferNotReady, but that would mean greatly reduced throughput for
streams.

-- 
balbi

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