[BETA testing] USB 3.0 Super Speed support in FreeBSD
Hans Petter Selasky
hselasky at c2i.net
Wed Aug 11 10:33:20 UTC 2010
On Wednesday 11 August 2010 12:17:28 Rafal Jaworowski wrote:
> On 2010-08-07, at 21:43, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> > During the last two weeks I've been working hard to get USB 3.0 support
> > added to the FreeBSD 8+ USB stack. There are a couple of issues left,
> > but right now the code is in a state were enumeration of USB devices is
> > possible and there are no dirty hacks :-)
> > The XHCI chip, which is the PCI interface for USB 3.0, is a replacement
> > for OHCI/UHCI/EHCI and can also drive USB Super Speed (4.8 Gbps). I
> > expect there to be a througput and performance increase when switching
> > over to the XHCI interface also for 2.0 compatible devices, because it
> > has a better data queuing mechanism.
> Nice work! What exactly is the USB3 controller chip you're working with?
It is this one:
I currently have a PCI express card from some vendor, which implements support
for the XHCI spec. and I've seen good results so far. I would very much like
to test the XHCI driver on ARM, if any chips exist yet which has the XHCI
included in the ASIC.
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