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Date:	Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:50:44 -0500
From:	"Ahmed S. Darwish" <darwish.07@...il.com>
To:	Olivier Sobrie <olivier@...rie.be>
Cc:	Marc Kleine-Budde <mkl@...gutronix.de>,
	Oliver Hartkopp <socketcan@...tkopp.net>,
	Wolfgang Grandegger <wg@...ndegger.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	Linux-USB <linux-usb@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux-CAN <linux-can@...r.kernel.org>,
	netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v4 4/4] can: kvaser_usb: Retry first bulk transfer on
 -ETIMEDOUT

On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 02:33:30PM +0100, Olivier Sobrie wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 05:14:07AM -0500, Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> > On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 09:51:10PM +0100, Marc Kleine-Budde wrote:
> > > On 01/11/2015 09:45 PM, Ahmed S. Darwish wrote:
> > > > From: Ahmed S. Darwish <ahmed.darwish@...eo.com>
> > > > 
> > > > (This is a draft patch, I'm not sure if this fixes the USB
> > > > bug or only its psymptom. Feedback from the linux-usb folks
> > > > is really appreciated.)
> > > > 
> > > > When plugging the Kvaser USB/CAN dongle the first time, everything
> > > > works as expected and all of the transfers from and to the USB
> > > > device succeeds.
> > > > 
> > > > Meanwhile, after unplugging the device and plugging it again, the
> > > > first bulk transfer _always_ returns an -ETIMEDOUT. The following
> > > > behaviour was observied:
> > > > 
> > > > - Setting higher timeout values for the first bulk transfer never
> > > >   solved the issue.
> > > > 
> > > > - Unloading, then loading, our kvaser_usb module in question
> > > >   __always__ solved the issue.
> > > > 
> > > > - Checking first bulk transfer status, and retry the transfer
> > > >   again in case of an -ETIMEDOUT also __always__ solved the issue.
> > > >   This is what the patch below does.
> > > > 
> > > > - In the testing done so far, this issue appears only on laptops
> > > >   but never on PCs (possibly power related?)
> > > > 
> > > > Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <ahmed.darwish@...eo.com>
> > > 
> > > Does this patch apply apply between 3 and 4? If not, please re-arrange
> > > the series. As this is a bug fix, patches 1, 2 and 4 will go via
> > > net/master, 3 will go via net-next/master.
> > > 
> > 
> > Since no one complained earlier, I guess this issue only affects
> > USBCAN devices. That's why I've based it above patch #3: adding
> > USBCAN hardware support.
> > 
> > Nonetheless, it won't do any harm for the current Leaf-only
> > driver. So _if_ this is the correct fix, I will update the commit
> > log, refactor the check into a 'do { } while()' loop, and then
> > base it above the Leaf-only net/master fixes on patch #1, and #2.
> > 
> > Any feedback on the USB side of things?
> 
> Can you take a wireshark capture showing the problem?
> It can maybe help people to figure out what happens.
> 

Yeah, I'm planning on doing something similar.

> What kind of usbcan device do you use?

"Kvaser USBcan II HS/LS"

> Which firmware revision is loaded on the device?
> 

The device reports firmware version 2.9.410.

Interesting. The changelog of their latest firmware states
that it "fixed USB configuration issue during USB attach."
That might be the problem.

I have two devices here. I'll update the firmware only for
one of them and see what happens.

Thanks,
Darwish
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