xhci: Maintainership change for 3.15.
I've been working on USB for seven years at Intel, and it's time for a
change of pace. I'm pleased to announce that I'll be joining the Intel
OTC ChromeOS team, where I'll get to learn and play with everything
across the entire Linux stack, from kernel to graphics to browser
technologies. (I'm a secret adventure/indie/casual gamer, so I'm super
excited to start working on graphics features for ChromeOS.)
I'm leaving the xHCI driver in Mathias Nyman's capable hands. I'll
still be around to answer any architectural questions or triage really
tough bugs, but I expect to ramp down on xHCI driver work in the coming
I'll be available to answer xHCI questions until I start my 8-week
sabbatical on May 8th. I'll be doing a National Parks road trip, and
it's unlikely I'll have cell coverage. And, let's face it, people are
supposed to ignore work email on sabbaticals. :)
After my sabbatical ends on July 7th, I'll be focusing my time fully on
ChromeOS. It's been great working with and learning from Greg, Alan,
Oliver, and Felipe, but it's time to move onto my next adventure.
So long, and thanks for all the fishes!
xhci: Transition maintainership to Mathias Nyman.
I'm transitioning maintainership of the xHCI driver to my colleague,
Mathias Nyman. The xHCI driver is in good shape, and it's time for me
to move on to the next shiny thing. :)
There's a few known outstanding bugs that we have plans for how to fix:
1. Clear Halt issue that means some USB scanners fail after one scan
2. TD fragment issue that means USB ethernet scatter-gather doesn't work
3. xHCI command queue issues that cause the driver to die when a USB
device doesn't respond to a Set Address control transfer when another
command is outstanding.
4. USB port power off for Haswell-ULT is a complete disaster.
Mathias is putting the finishing touches on a fix for #3, which will
make it much easier to craft a solution for #1. Dan William has an
ACKed RFC for #4 that may land in 3.16, after much testing. I'm working
with Mathias to come up with an architectural solution for #2.
I don't foresee very many big features coming down the pipe for USB
(which is part of the reason it's a good time to change now). SSIC is
mostly a hardware-level change (perhaps with some PHY drivers needed),
USB 3.1 is again mostly a hardware-level change with some software
engineering to communicate the speed increase to the device drivers, add
new device descriptor parsing to lsusb, but definitely nothing as big as
USB 3.0 was.
Signed-off-by: Sarah Sharp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Signed-off-by: Mathias Nyman <email@example.com>
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