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usb_ep_queue - queues (submits) an I/O request to an endpoint.
int usb_ep_queue (struct usb_ep * ep, struct usb_request * req,
ep the endpoint associated with the request
req the request being submitted
GFP_* flags to use in case the lower level driver couldn’t
pre-allocate all necessary memory with the request.
This tells the device controller to perform the specified request
through that endpoint (reading or writing a buffer). When the request
completes, including being canceled by usb_ep_dequeue, the request’s
completion routine is called to return the request to the driver. Any
endpoint (except control endpoints like ep0) may have more than one
transfer request queued; they complete in FIFO order. Once a gadget
driver submits a request, that request may not be examined or modified
until it is given back to that driver through the completion callback.
Each request is turned into one or more packets. The controller driver
never merges adjacent requests into the same packet. OUT transfers will
sometimes use data that’s already buffered in the hardware. Drivers can
rely on the fact that the first byte of the request’s buffer always
corresponds to the first byte of some USB packet, for both IN and OUT
Bulk endpoints can queue any amount of data; the transfer is packetized
automatically. The last packet will be short if the request doesn’t
fill it out completely. Zero length packets (ZLPs) should be avoided in
portable protocols since not all usb hardware can successfully handle
zero length packets. (ZLPs may be explicitly written, and may be
implicitly written if the request ’zero’ flag is set.) Bulk endpoints
may also be used for interrupt transfers; but the reverse is not true,
and some endpoints won’t support every interrupt transfer. (Such as 768
Interrupt-only endpoints are less functional than bulk endpoints, for
example by not supporting queueing or not handling buffers that are
larger than the endpoint’s maxpacket size. They may also treat data
Control endpoints ... after getting a setup callback, the driver queues
one response (even if it would be zero length). That enables the status
ack, after transfering data as specified in the response. Setup
functions may return negative error codes to generate protocol stalls.
(Note that some USB device controllers disallow protocol stall
responses in some cases.) When control responses are deferred (the
response is written after the setup callback returns), then
usb_ep_set_halt may be used on ep0 to trigger protocol stalls.
For periodic endpoints, like interrupt or isochronous ones, the usb
host arranges to poll once per interval, and the gadget driver usually
will have queued some data to transfer at that time.
Returns zero, or a negative error code. Endpoints that are not enabled
report errors; errors will also be reported when the usb peripheral is
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