Host USB issue on MPC8272

David Beamonte dbeamonte at
Fri Sep 5 17:19:11 EST 2008


I'm trying to use USB host controller in an MPC8272. My board is based 
on ADS8272 with few modifications: FLASH and SDRAM models are different 
and several GPIOs and interrupts are not connected the same way.

The driver we are using is CPM2USB from sourceforge with a 
kernel version.

With my ADS8272 board it works quite fine, but with our board, the 
processor hangs when it starts sending data to the device.

This issue seems to be related to one problem that we have always had. 
We can't configure buffers of SMCs, SCCs, etc, to be in SDRAM, because 
the processor hangs. We always have to configure buffers in DPRAM. In 
other drivers this has not been a problem, because the buffer size is 
not very large, so we can allocate it in DPRAM, but for this one, the 
buffer size is 0x8000 (32Kb) which exceeds DPRAM size.

Has anybody had the same problem? Can it be an USB specific problem or a 
general one?



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