[PATCH v3] usb: dwc2: fix regression on big-endian PowerPC/ARM systems
arnd at arndb.de
Fri May 13 06:56:17 AEST 2016
A patch that went into Linux-4.4 to fix big-endian mode on a Lantiq
MIPS system unfortunately broke big-endian operation on PowerPC
APM82181 as reported by Christian Lamparter, and likely other
It actually introduced 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.
- On PowerPC the same thing must be true: if it was working before,
using big-endian kernels is now broken. Unlike ARM, 32-bit PowerPC
usually uses big-endian kernels, so they are likely all broken.
- The barrier for dwc2_writel is on the wrong side of the __raw_writel(),
so the MMIO no longer synchronizes with DMA operations.
- On architectures that require specific CPU instructions for MMIO
access, using the __raw_ variant may turn this into a pointer
dereference that does not have the same effect as the readl/writel.
This patch is a simple revert for all architectures other than MIPS,
in the hope that we can more easily backport it to fix the regression
on PowerPC and ARM systems without breaking the Lantiq system again.
We should follow this up with a more elaborate change to add runtime
detection of endianess, to make sure it also works on all other
combinations of architectures and implementations of the usb-dwc2
device. That patch however will be fairly large and not appropriate
for backports to stable kernels.
Felipe suggested a different approach, using an endianess switching
register to always put the device into LE mode, but unfortunately
the dwc2 hardware does not provide a generic way to do that. Also,
I see no practical way of addressing the problem more generally by
patching architecture specific code on MIPS.
Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
Fixes: 95c8bc360944 ("usb: dwc2: Use platform endianness when accessing registers")
v3: reverted the accidental changes that slipped into the patch,
resending as requested by Christian.
drivers/usb/dwc2/core.h | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1 file changed, 29 insertions(+)
diff --git a/drivers/usb/dwc2/core.h b/drivers/usb/dwc2/core.h
index 3c58d633ce80..74ed2ee881cd 100644
@@ -64,6 +64,18 @@
DWC2_TRACE_SCHEDULER_VB(pr_fmt("%s: SCH: " fmt), \
+ * There are some MIPS machines that can run in either big-endian
+ * or little-endian mode and that use the dwc2 register without
+ * a byteswap in both ways.
+ * Unlike other architectures, MIPS does not require a barrier
+ * before the __raw_writel() to synchronize with DMA but does
+ * require the barrier after the writel() to serialize a series
+ * of writes. This set of operations was added specifically for
+ * MIPS and should only be used there.
static inline u32 dwc2_readl(const void __iomem *addr)
u32 value = __raw_readl(addr);
@@ -90,6 +102,23 @@ static inline void dwc2_writel(u32 value, void __iomem *addr)
pr_info("INFO:: wrote %08x to %p\n", value, addr);
+/* Normal architectures just use readl/write */
+static inline u32 dwc2_readl(const void __iomem *addr)
+ u32 value = readl(addr);
+ return value;
+static inline void dwc2_writel(u32 value, void __iomem *addr)
+ writel(value, addr);
+ pr_info("info:: wrote %08x to %p\n", value, addr);
/* Maximum number of Endpoints/HostChannels */
#define MAX_EPS_CHANNELS 16
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