xhci: Urgent bug fixes for usb-next and 3.14.

Hi Greg,

Please queue these two patches to usb-next for 3.14.

An xHCI driver fix for USB ethernet devices that went into 3.13 and 3.12
stable is causing usb-storage to go into an infinite loop, and these two
patches fix the issue.  I would like these to get into 3.14-rc1 so we
can avoid any potential data corruption for users.

Sarah Sharp
xhci: Set scatter-gather limit to avoid failed block writes.

Commit 35773dac5f862cb1c82ea151eba3e2f6de51ec3e "usb: xhci: Link TRB
must not occur within a USB payload burst" attempted to fix an issue
found with USB ethernet adapters, and inadvertently broke USB storage
devices.  The patch attempts to ensure that transfers never span a
segment, and rejects transfers that have more than 63 entries (or
possibly less, if some entries cross 64KB boundaries).

usb-storage limits the maximum transfer size to 120K, and we had assumed
the block layer would pass a scatter-gather list of 4K entries,
resulting in no more than 31 sglist entries:


That assumption was wrong, since we've seen the driver reject a write
that was 218 sectors long (of probably 512 bytes each):

Jan  1 07:04:49 jidanni5 kernel: [  559.624704] xhci_hcd 0000:00:14.0: Too many fragments 79, max 63
Jan  1 07:04:58 jidanni5 kernel: [  568.622583] Write(10): 2a 00 00 06 85 0e 00 00 da 00

Limit the number of scatter-gather entries to half a ring segment.  That
should be margin enough in case some entries cross 64KB boundaries.
Increase the number of TRBs per segment from 64 to 256, which should
result in ring segments fitting on a 4K page.

Signed-off-by: Sarah Sharp <sarah.a.sharp@linux.intel.com>
Reported-by: jidanni@jidanni.org
References: http://bugs.debian.org/733907
Fixes: 35773dac5f86 ('usb: xhci: Link TRB must not occur within a USB payload burst')
Cc: stable <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 3.12
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