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[Bug 1859378] Re: xhci Control Transfer requiring a Status TRB before st

From: Gerd Hoffmann
Subject: [Bug 1859378] Re: xhci Control Transfer requiring a Status TRB before starting transfer
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:05:59 -0000

Well, no.  Status TB not being present is an error.  The host adapter is
not required to check for that error condition though.  If the host
adapter checks for that error condition it should queue an transfer
error.  So, yes, we could improve qemu a bit here, by throwing an error
instead of silently waiting forever.  Note that current behavior doesn't
violate the spec, the host adapter is not required to send an error

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       Status: New => Invalid

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  xhci Control Transfer requiring a Status TRB before starting transfer

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Bug description:
  This may not necessarily be a bug, but more of a change.

  A little background may need to be in order.

  With all USB Control transfers, there is a SETUP transfer, zero or
  more DATA transfers, and if successful, a STATUS transfer.  This
  STATUS transfer is used to indicate to the recipient that the previous
  transfers were successful.  For example, in a CONTROL IN transfer, the
  host sends a SETUP packet to the device, receives zero or more DATA
  packets, and then on successful transfer, the HOST sends the STATUS
  packet indicating to the device that all was received.

  If no DATA packets are received, the HOST is not to send a STATUS
  packet.  This could be due to a STALL or other error.

  With this in mind, the STATUS transfer, in this case an xHCI STATUS
  TRB, may not even be on the transfer ring yet.  The HOST software may
  be waiting for a successful transfer before it submits the STATUS

  However, if you look at the test at line 1701
  the current code will not start the CONTROL transfer at all if it
  doesn't see that STATUS TRB on the ring.

  In my opinion, this is in error.  It is not required that a STATUS TRB
  be on the ring to start the CONTROL transfer.  This STATUS TRB can be
  placed on the ring after a successful SETUP and zero or more DATA
  transfers followed by a ring to the door bell.  Then after a
  successful transfer to this point, placing this STATUS TRB on the ring
  and another ring to the door bell.

  In my opinion, the check at line 1701 should be removed.

  Thank you,

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