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Date:   Tue, 5 Oct 2021 13:19:54 +0200
From:   Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>
To:     Rajat Jain <rajatja@...gle.com>
Cc:     Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu>,
        Thinh Nguyen <Thinh.Nguyen@...opsys.com>,
        Mathias Nyman <mathias.nyman@...ux.intel.com>,
        Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>,
        Chris Chiu <chris.chiu@...onical.com>,
        linux-usb@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        levinale@...gle.com, bleung@...gle.com, rajatxjain@...il.com,
        jsbarnes@...gle.com, pmalani@...gle.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] usb: hub: Mark root hubs on removable devices, as
 removable.

On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 03:48:22PM -0700, Rajat Jain wrote:
> Currently all usb root hubs are always marked as DEVICE_REMOVABLE_UNKNOWN
> unconditionally. Let us try to help the users to identify the removable
> root hubs, by checking the device on which the root hub sits. If the base
> (parent) device on which the root hub sits, is removable (e.g. on
> thunderbolt docks), then the roothub is also marked as removable.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Rajat Jain <rajatja@...gle.com>
> ---
>  drivers/usb/core/hub.c | 10 +++++++++-
>  1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/usb/core/hub.c b/drivers/usb/core/hub.c
> index 86658a81d284..45d1c81b121d 100644
> --- a/drivers/usb/core/hub.c
> +++ b/drivers/usb/core/hub.c
> @@ -2440,8 +2440,16 @@ static void set_usb_port_removable(struct usb_device *udev)
>  
>  	dev_set_removable(&udev->dev, DEVICE_REMOVABLE_UNKNOWN);
>  
> -	if (!hdev)
> +	if (!hdev) {
> +		/*
> +		 * If the root hub sits on a removable device, mark the root hub
> +		 * removable as well. This helps with the USB root hubs sitting
> +		 * on the thunderbolt docks.
> +		 */
> +		if (udev->dev.parent && dev_is_removable(udev->dev.parent))

How can a roothub device not have a parent?

I still don't know about this.  What userspace tool is going to do
anything with this information?  What is broken today that this fixes?

thanks,

greg k-h

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