[linux-pm] Question on USB re-enumeration
stern at rowland.harvard.edu
Sun Nov 15 11:11:50 PST 2009
On Sun, 15 Nov 2009, Sriram V wrote:
> I have a couple of questions of re-enumeration of usb devices on
> I have a USB Device permanently connected to the host controller.
> Upon resume - Should i usb device get re-enumerated?
If the host controller lost power was reinitialized during the suspend
then yes. Otherwise no. In particular, devices should always get
re-enumerated when resuming from hibernation. But when resuming from
suspend-to-RAM, it depends on the motherboard.
> If so, does Linux choose a different address for accessing it?
If the device's firmware hasn't changed then the address remains the
same. Otherwise a different address is used.
> If i have a USB harddisk, I am accessing it using a device node say
> The harddisk is mounted as /dev/sdb1.
> Now, i go into suspend and then resume - If i need to re-enumerate the
> It could be detected as /dev/sdc1... or something.
> If that is the case i cannot access my harddisk - since im assuming
> What im seeing here is - My usb device is permanently connected to the usb
> host via an external phy.
> When i suspend - i turn off the clocks and upon resume - turn on the clocks
> and reset the phy.
> For some time - i am able to access the device, What happens is - The
> device gets re-enumerated to some other device node.
> I am not sure if this is a device issue or a resume function issue.
> Please advice.
Enable CONFIG_USB_DEBUG in your kernel and post the dmesg log showing
what happens during suspend and resume.
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