Delimiting USB Data Transfers With Packets Smaller Than wMaxPacketSize

Compliant USB 2.0/1.1 drivers must transmit packets of maximum size (wMaxPacketSize) and then either end the transmission by means of a packet of less than maximum size, or delimit the end of the transmission by means of a zero-length packet. The transmission is not complete until the driver sends a packet smaller than wMaxPacketSize. If the transfer size is an exact multiple of the maximum, the driver must send a zero-length delimiting packet to explicitly terminate the transfer

Delimiting the data transmission with zero-length packets, as required by the USB specification, is the responsibility of the device driver. The system USB stack will not generate these packets automatically.

 

 

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