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Testusb application sample

The testusb sample implements a loopback function. This function can be used to test USB device drivers and the device stack connected to a Linux host and has a similar interface to “Gadget Zero” of the Linux kernel. The userspace tool testusb is needed to start the tests.

Building and flashing

Follow the general procedure for building and flashing Zephyr device.


To run USB tests:

  1. Load the usbtest Linux kernel module on the Linux Host.

    $ sudo modprobe usbtest vendor=0x2fe3 product=0x0009

    The usbtest module should claim the device:

    [21746.128743] usb 9-1: new full-speed USB device number 16 using uhci_hcd
    [21746.303051] usb 9-1: New USB device found, idVendor=2fe3, idProduct=0009, bcdDevice= 2.03
    [21746.303055] usb 9-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
    [21746.303058] usb 9-1: Product: Zephyr testusb sample
    [21746.303060] usb 9-1: Manufacturer: ZEPHYR
    [21746.303063] usb 9-1: SerialNumber: 86FE679A598AC47A
    [21746.306149] usbtest 9-1:1.0: matched module params, vend=0x2fe3 prod=0x0009
    [21746.306153] usbtest 9-1:1.0: Generic USB device
    [21746.306156] usbtest 9-1:1.0: full-speed {control} tests
  2. Use the testusb tool in linux/tools/usb inside Linux kernel source directory to start the tests.

    $ sudo ./testusb -D /dev/bus/usb/009/016
    /dev/bus/usb/009/016 test 0,    0.000007 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/016 test 9,    4.994475 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/016 test 10,   11.990054 secs
  3. To run all the tests the Zephyr’s VID / PID should be inserted to USB driver id table. The method for loading the usbtest driver for our device is described here:

    Since we use the “Gadget Zero” interface we specify reference device 0525:a4a0.

    $ sudo sh -c "echo 0x2fe3 0x0009 0 0x0525 0xa4a0 > /sys/bus/usb/drivers/usbtest/new_id"
  4. Use the testusb tool in linux/tools/usb inside Linux kernel source directory to start the tests.

    $ sudo ./testusb -v 512 -D /dev/bus/usb/009/016
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 0,    0.000008 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 1,    2.000001 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 2,    2.003058 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 3,    1.054082 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 4,    1.001010 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 5,   57.962142 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 6,   35.000096 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 7,   30.000063 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 8,   18.000159 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 9,    4.984975 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 10,   11.991022 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 11,   17.030996 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 12,   17.103034 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 13,   18.022084 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 14,    2.458976 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 17,    2.001089 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 18,    1.998975 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 19,    2.010055 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 20,    1.999911 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 21,    2.440972 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 24,   55.112078 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 27,   56.911052 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 28,   34.163089 secs
    /dev/bus/usb/009/017 test 29,    3.983999 secs