DWC3 driver


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  • Convert interrupt handler to per-ep-thread-irq

    As it turns out some DWC3-commands ~1ms to complete. Currently we spin until the command completes which is bad.

    Implementation idea:

    • dwc core implements a demultiplexing irq chip for interrupts per endpoint. The interrupt numbers are allocated during probe and belong to the device. If MSI provides per-endpoint interrupt this dummy interrupt chip can be replaced with “real” interrupts.

    • interrupts are requested / allocated on usb_ep_enable() and removed on usb_ep_disable(). Worst case are 32 interrupts, the lower limit is two for ep0/1.

    • dwc3_send_gadget_ep_cmd() will sleep in wait_for_completion_timeout() until the command completes.

    • the interrupt handler is split into the following pieces:

      • primary handler of the device goes through every event and calls generic_handle_irq() for event it. On return from generic_handle_irq() in acknowledges the event counter so interrupt goes away (eventually).

      • threaded handler of the device none

      • primary handler of the EP-interrupt reads the event and tries to process it. Everything that requires sleeping is handed over to the Thread. The event is saved in an per-endpoint data-structure. We probably have to pay attention not to process events once we handed something to thread so we don’t process event X prio Y where X > Y.

      • threaded handler of the EP-interrupt handles the remaining EP work which might sleep such as waiting for command completion.


    There should be no increase in latency since the interrupt-thread has a high priority and will be run before an average task in user land (except the user changed priorities).