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uio_usbdebug - Run coreboot's usbdebug driver in userspace
## Purpose
uio_usbdebug enables you to debug coreboot's usbdebug driver inside a
running operating system (only Linux at this time). This comes very
handy if you're hacking the usbdebug driver and don't have any other
debug output from coreboot itself.
## State
Currently only Intel chipsets are supported. Support for other chipsets
should be straightforward (normally just some port-enable code has to
be implemented).
The Linux kernel driver (see linux/uio_ehci_pci.c) has only one PCI ID
hardcoded (for ICH7). The whole setup has been developed and tested on
a ThinkPad T60.
### Files
uio_usbdebug.c - The userspace part of the uio interface.
uio_usbdebug_intel.c - Port enable code for Intel chipsets.
linux/uio_ehci_pci.c - Kernel part of the uio interface.
console/printk.c - A do_printk() implementation so you can see debug
output with CONFIG_DEBUG_USBDEBUG enabled.
device/*.c lib/*.c - Some stubs for (hopefully) unneeded functions for
proper linking.
## Usage
### Preparations
The MMIO space has to be a whole 4K page in size and alignment to be
mapped into userspace. This is very uncommon, so you'll most probably
have to remap the MMIO space. The Linux kernel does that for you with
the `pci=resource_alignment=<pci address>` kernel parameter (e.g.
`pci=resource_alignment=0:1d.7` for ICH7).
If your PCI device isn't listed in the kernel driver yet, you might want
to add it to the `ehci_pci_ids` table in `linux/uio_ehci_pci.c` (or do
some module alias magic if you know how to).
### Build / Install
Somehow like this:
$ # Configure coreboot for your board and enable CONFIG_USBDEBUG
$ make menuconfig
$ cd util/uio_usbdebug/
$ make -Clinux/
$ sudo make -Clinux/ install
$ make
### Run
$ # Unload Linux' EHCI driver (high-speed devices will stop working)
$ sudo modprobe -r ehci-pci
$ # Load the uio driver
$ sudo modprobe uio-ehci-pci
$ # Find your uio device
$ ls /sys/module/uio_ehci_pci/drivers/*/*/uio/
$ # Run uio_usbdebug on this device
$ sudo ./uio_usbdebug /dev/uio0
Sadly, uio_usbdebug has to be run with root privileges since there are
port-80 writes in the usbdebug driver.