[PATCH v5 7/7] dt-bindings: usb: add documentation for aspeed usb-vhub

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at kernel.crashing.org
Fri Feb 28 14:02:28 AEDT 2020

On Thu, 2020-02-27 at 17:05 -0800, Tao Ren wrote:
> > Also long run I think best is going to have a child node per downstream
> > port, so we create a matching linux struct device. This will make it
> > easier to deal with the other device-controller in the ast2600 which is
> > basically one of these without a vhub above it.
> Maybe a dumb question: what would be the proper place to parse the child
> node/properties when they are added? For example, in some usb_gadget_ops
> callback?

No. What the vhub would do is when it probes, it creates a platform
device for each "port" child node that's linked to the DT node.

The driver for the device then attaches to it via standard DT matching
and checks if it has a vhub parent or not, and based on that, operates
as a vhub child device or a standalone one.

(For example, it might have different functions for EP selection since
standalone devices have private EPs rather than a shared pool)

They can both be in the same module or they can be separate modules
with cross dependencies.


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