svn commit: r195960 - in head/sys/dev/usb: . controller input

Navdeep Parhar nparhar at
Fri Aug 7 06:57:50 UTC 2009

On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 08:30:45AM +0200, Hans Petter Selasky wrote:
> On Thursday 06 August 2009 21:47:16 Navdeep Parhar wrote:
> > >> See attached patch. Please test and report back.
> > >
> > > This patch fixes my problem.  The machine is remote and I'm unable
> > > to test whether the USB keyboard and keystroke repetition works, but
> > > core dumps to a SATA disk are now as fast as they were before
> > > r195960.  Thanks.
> >
> > I finally got a chance to try a USB keyboard with ddb, and things did
> > not go too well overall.  While inside ddb, keystrokes were recognized
> > properly and repetition worked too.  But after exiting ddb, the
> > keyboard wouldn't work - there wasn't any visible response to
> > keystrokes.  Also, I kept seeing the login prompt continually scroll
> > up, as if someone was pressing <return> repeatedly.  It certainly
> > wasn't me :-)
> >
> > Are you assuming that a user will not resume normal operation after
> > entering the debugger?  A panic/reboot isn't the only exit route from
> > ddb.....
> >
> > Simple sequence of steps to reproduce problem:
> > ctrl-alt-esc on the USB keyboard
> > db> c<return>
> This is like expected.
> Once paniced, USB operation is blocked on the USB controller which the 
> keyboard belongs to

Note that I did not enter ddb on a panic.  I entered it voluntarily
to take a look at some things.  After that I was hoping to continue
with business as usual.

> board belongs to, because USB does not receive any polling-complete
> call, so that it can clean up the state in the USB controller! This
> mainly has to do with avoid calling wakeup() during polling.
> To avoid wakeup() calls, USB sets some bits, which must be cleared when 
> polling is complete, which is currently not done, because USB doesn't know 
> when polling is complete ...

ok.  And my question, just like with the previous problem, is:  Can
something be done about it or are we expected to learn to live with

All of this is much much better than having *no* USB keyboard with ddb,
but there definitely are some kinks to be ironed out.


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