usb: dwc2: regression on MyBook Live Duo / Canyonlands since 4.3.0-rc4

John Youn John.Youn at
Tue May 10 06:22:48 AEST 2016

On 5/9/2016 3:36 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Monday 09 May 2016 10:23:22 Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>> On Sun, 2016-05-08 at 13:44 +0200, Christian Lamparter wrote:
>>> On Sunday, May 08, 2016 08:40:55 PM Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 2016-05-08 at 00:54 +0200, Christian Lamparter via Linuxppc-dev 
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> I've been looking in getting the MyBook Live Duo's USB OTG port
>>>>> to function. The SoC is a APM82181. Which has a PowerPC 464 core
>>>>> and related to the supported canyonlands architecture in
>>>>> arch/powerpc/.
>>>>> Currently in -next the dwc2 module doesn't load: 
>>>> Smells like the APM implementation is little endian. You might need to
>>>> use a flag to indicate what endian to use instead and set it
>>>> appropriately based on some DT properties.
>>> I tried. As per common-properties[0], I added little-endian; but it has no
>>> effect. I looked in dwc2_driver_probe and found no way of specifying the
>>> endian of the device. It all comes down to the dwc2_readl & dwc2_writel
>>> accessors. These - sadly - have been hardwired to use __raw_readl and
>>> __raw_writel. So, it's always "native-endian". While common-properties
>>> says little-endian should be preferred.
>> Right, I meant, you should produce a patch adding a runtime test inside
>> those functions based on a device-tree property, a bit like we do for
>> some of the HCDs like OHCI, EHCI etc...
> The patch that caused the problem had multiple issues:
> - it broke big-endian ARM kernels: any machine that was working
>   correctly with a little-endian kernel is no longer using byteswaps
>   on big-endian kernels, which clearly breaks them.

I'm a bit confused about how this is supposed to work. My
understanding was that the readl() and writel() are defined as little
endian. So byte-swapping was performed if the architecture is big
endian. And the raw versions never swapped, always using the "native"

dwc2 is always treating the result of readl/writel as if it was read
in native endian. So it needs to read the registers in big-endian on
big-endian systems.

This was the premise on which this patch was made.

So for big endian systems, isn't what we want is to read in big-endian
without any byteswapping to little-endian? But your saying this breaks
big-endian ARM systems as well. Am I missing something?

The rest of the feedback makes sense. Just confused about this bit.


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