Re: [PATCH 3.14 40/84] stmmac: fix check for phydev being open

From: Sergei Shtylyov
Date: Wed Sep 30 2015 - 07:22:38 EST


On 9/29/2015 6:18 PM, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:

3.14-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.

NAK on the same grounds as the 3.10 patch.


From: Alexey Brodkin <Alexey.Brodkin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit dfc50fcaad574e5c8c85cbc83eca1426b2413fa4 upstream.

Current check of phydev with IS_ERR(phydev) may make not much sense
because of_phy_connect() returns NULL on failure instead of error value.

Still for checking result of phy_connect() IS_ERR() makes perfect sense.

So let's use combined check IS_ERR_OR_NULL() that covers both cases.

Cc: Sergei Shtylyov <sergei.shtylyov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Giuseppe Cavallaro <peppe.cavallaro@xxxxxx>
Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: David Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Alexey Brodkin <abrodkin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c | 5 ++++-
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_main.c
@@ -810,8 +810,11 @@ static int stmmac_init_phy(struct net_de

phydev = phy_connect(dev, phy_id_fmt, &stmmac_adjust_link, interface);

If you really read the change log and compare it with the code, it's obviousl that the patch is not needed.

- if (IS_ERR(phydev)) {
+ if (IS_ERR_OR_NULL(phydev)) {
pr_err("%s: Could not attach to PHY\n", dev->name);
+ if (!phydev)
+ return -ENODEV;
return PTR_ERR(phydev);

MBR, Sergei

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