[PATCH RFC 0/4] MVEBU SoC full USB support

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Wed Jun 25 12:40:52 PDT 2014

Dear Sebastian Hesselbarth,

On Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:08:44 +0200, Sebastian Hesselbarth wrote:

> This *RFC* adds a driver stub for ChipIdea USB dual role controllers
> found on Marvell MVEBU SoCs. Although, I consider this driver quite
> finished, the corresponding DT binding is not. Also, we currently
> have no corresponding driver in Linux for both MVEBU CI stub and

Very nice! Definitely great to see some work being done on the USB
support, including the PHY initialization.

> The reason I send it here and now, is to get some input from the
> (Linux) MVEBU guys on the binding and functional tests on Armada XP.

I'll try to have a look when time permits.

> While we happily lived some years with ehci-orion ignoring usb-phys
> and no usb device support at all on Linux, the situation for barebox
> is different, of course. For a boot loader, we desperately need
> usb-phy setup (and fixup) and proper DT bindings.

Generally speaking, the Linux support for Armada 370/XP relies a lot on
specific initialization done by the Marvell U-Boot, especially in terms
of USB PHY, PCIe link initialization or SERDES configuration. One of my
goal when starting Armada 370/XP support in Barebox was to start with a
pristine state, and see what is missing in Linux.

> I decided to just add the new binding style to the three board dts
> overlays we have for barebox. If we are all happy with it, I'd start
> implementing the required Linux driver for usb-phy and CI stub with
> mbus setup. As usual, binding docs are missing but I think it is
> straight forward from what we know of other SoCs/PHYs already.

Indeed, Linux support for the USB gadget side would be useful.

> USB host has been tested on all three board obviously, I plan to
> test USB device on Dove D3Plug which has an USB device jack, but
> similar patches for Marvell Berlin (also CI) worked fine.

I think I should be able to test USB device on some of the development
boards, I'll have to check.


Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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