USB Improvements Land In Linux 5.8 With Intel Additions, Non-x86 Thunderbolt

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Kernel on 8 June 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT. 7 Comments
On Sunday Greg Kroah-Hartman began sending in his pull requests to the different areas of the kernel he oversees for the ongoing Linux 5.8 merge window.

Greg sent in the USB/Thunderbolt changes for Linux 5.8 with some of the highlights including:

- Intel Tiger Lake Thunderbolt support.

- Intel has ComboPHY support that is needed for their forthcoming "Gateway" Datapath Architecture SoCs.

- Support for building Linux Thunderbolt support on non-x86 systems with it successfully being tested on some Arm hardware in conjunction with a PCIe controller card.

- Various USB Type-C driver updates.

- Broadcom STB USB drivers have been upstreamed.

Details on the smaller USB changes for this next version of the Linux kernel via this pull request that has since landed.
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