[PATCH 4/7] phy: meson: add USB2 PHY support for Meson8b and GXBB

Kevin Hilman khilman at baylibre.com
Tue Sep 13 17:59:11 PDT 2016

Martin Blumenstingl <martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com> writes:

> On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 5:28 PM, Philipp Zabel <p.zabel at pengutronix.de> wrote:


>>> I added Philipp and Hans to this thread - maybe they can comment on this.
>>> To sum it up, our problem is:
>>> - there are two separate USB PHYs on Meson GXBB
>>> - both are sharing the same reset line (provided by the reset-meson driver)
>>> - during initialization of the PHYs we must only call
>>> reset_control_reset(rstc) once (if we do it for the first *and* second
>>> PHY then the first PHY gets confused once the second PHY uses the
>>> reset because the first PHY's state is reset as well)
>> If you have an initially asserted reset line and you can enable the
>> first module by deasserting the reset via reset_control_deassert (and
>> reset_control_assert to signal when the module may be disabled again
>> after use), shared resets are for you.
>> If you need a reset pulse or have no direct control over the reset line,
>> (device_reset), the reset framework currently has no solution for this.
>> The ugly thing about reset_control_once would be that it can't re-reset
>> modules when unloading and reloading driver modules.
> The corresponding reset driver in question is reset-meson, which only
> implements reset (assert/deassert are not implemented). However, I
> don't know if this is due to hardware design.
> I think the hardware implements the latter, but maybe Neil can give
> more information here (I currently don't have access to my board so I
> cannot test how the hardware actually behaves).

It's implemented that way because the hardware only supports a reset


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