[3.16.y-ckt stable] Patch "Revert "USB: serial: make bulk_out_size a lower limit"" has been added to staging queue

Luis Henriques luis.henriques at canonical.com
Thu Mar 19 10:12:40 UTC 2015

This is a note to let you know that I have just added a patch titled

    Revert "USB: serial: make bulk_out_size a lower limit"

to the linux-3.16.y-queue branch of the 3.16.y-ckt extended stable tree 
which can be found at:


This patch is scheduled to be released in version 3.16.7-ckt9.

If you, or anyone else, feels it should not be added to this tree, please 
reply to this email.

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>From 4655284815746802eeb3602e5873dbc3fc40cde5 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Johan Hovold <johan at kernel.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2015 11:57:53 +0700
Subject: Revert "USB: serial: make bulk_out_size a lower limit"

commit bc4b1f486fe69b86769e07c8edce472327a8462b upstream.

This reverts commit 5083fd7bdfe6760577235a724cf6dccae13652c2.

A bulk-out size smaller than the end-point size is indeed valid. The
offending commit broke the usb-debug driver for EHCI debug devices,
which use 8-byte buffers.

Fixes: 5083fd7bdfe6 ("USB: serial: make bulk_out_size a lower limit")
Reported-by: "Li, Elvin" <elvin.li at intel.com>
Signed-off-by: Johan Hovold <johan at kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Luis Henriques <luis.henriques at canonical.com>
 drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c | 5 +++--
 include/linux/usb/serial.h      | 3 +--
 2 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c b/drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c
index 475723c006f9..19842370a07f 100644
--- a/drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/serial/usb-serial.c
@@ -940,8 +940,9 @@ static int usb_serial_probe(struct usb_interface *interface,
 		port = serial->port[i];
 		if (kfifo_alloc(&port->write_fifo, PAGE_SIZE, GFP_KERNEL))
 			goto probe_error;
-		buffer_size = max_t(int, serial->type->bulk_out_size,
-						usb_endpoint_maxp(endpoint));
+		buffer_size = serial->type->bulk_out_size;
+		if (!buffer_size)
+			buffer_size = usb_endpoint_maxp(endpoint);
 		port->bulk_out_size = buffer_size;
 		port->bulk_out_endpointAddress = endpoint->bEndpointAddress;

diff --git a/include/linux/usb/serial.h b/include/linux/usb/serial.h
index 9bb547c7bce7..704a1ab8240c 100644
--- a/include/linux/usb/serial.h
+++ b/include/linux/usb/serial.h
@@ -190,8 +190,7 @@ static inline void usb_set_serial_data(struct usb_serial *serial, void *data)
  * @num_ports: the number of different ports this device will have.
  * @bulk_in_size: minimum number of bytes to allocate for bulk-in buffer
  *	(0 = end-point size)
- * @bulk_out_size: minimum number of bytes to allocate for bulk-out buffer
- *	(0 = end-point size)
+ * @bulk_out_size: bytes to allocate for bulk-out buffer (0 = end-point size)
  * @calc_num_ports: pointer to a function to determine how many ports this
  *	device has dynamically.  It will be called after the probe()
  *	callback is called, but before attach()

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