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Date:	Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:15:11 -0800
From:	Sarah Sharp <sarah.a.sharp@...ux.intel.com>
To:	Bjørn Mork <bjorn@...k.no>
Cc:	David Laight <David.Laight@...LAB.COM>,
	"linux-usb@...r.kernel.org" <linux-usb@...r.kernel.org>,
	"netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@...el.com>,
	"Nyman, Mathias" <mathias.nyman@...el.com>,
	Mark Lord <mlord@...ox.com>,
	Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu>,
	Freddy Xin <freddy@...x.com.tw>,
	Ming Lei <ming.lei@...onical.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC 1/1] usb: Tell xhci when usb data might be misaligned

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:50:21PM +0100, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> FWIW, the plan looks fine to me.  Just adding a couple of hints to
> simplify the implementation.
> 
> Sarah Sharp <sarah.a.sharp@...ux.intel.com> writes:
> 
> > Let's do this fix the right way, instead of wall papering over the
> > issue.  Here's what we should do:
> >
> > 1. Disable scatter-gather for the ax88179_178a driver when it's under an
> >    xHCI host.
> 
> No need to make this conditional.  SG is only enabled in the
> ax88179_178a driver if udev->bus->no_sg_constraint is true, so it
> applies only to xHCI hosts in the first place.

Ah, so you're suggesting just reverting commit
3804fad45411b48233b48003e33a78f290d227c8 "USBNET: ax88179_178a: enable
tso if usb host supports sg dma"?

> > 2. Revert the following commits:
> >    f2d9b991c549 xhci: Set scatter-gather limit to avoid failed block writes.
> >    d6c9ea9069af xhci: Avoid infinite loop when sg urb requires too many trbs
> >    35773dac5f86 usb: xhci: Link TRB must not occur within a USB payload burst
> >
> > 3. Dan and Mathias can work together to come up with an overall plan to
> >    change the xHCI driver architecture to be fully compliant with the TD
> >    fragment rules.  That can be done over the next few kernel releases.
> >
> > The end result is that we don't destabilize storage or break userspace
> > USB drivers, we don't break people's xHCI host controllers,
> > the ax88179_178a USB ethernet devices still work under xHCI (a bit with
> > worse performance), and other USB ethernet devices still get the
> > performance improvement introduced in 3.12.
> 
> No other usbnet drivers has enabled SG...  Which is why you have only
> seen this problem with the ax88179_178a devices.  So there is no
> performance improvement to keep.

I see.

Sarah Sharp
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