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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] net: fec: manage corner deferred probe condition
On Sun, Jan 15, 2023 at 10:56 PM Andrew Lunn <> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 15, 2023 at 10:38:04PM +0100, Pierluigi Passaro wrote:
> > For dual fec interfaces, external phys can only be configured by fec0.
> > When the function of_mdiobus_register return -EPROBE_DEFER, the driver
> > is lately called to manage fec1, which wrongly register its mii_bus as
> > fec0_mii_bus.
> > When fec0 retry the probe, the previous assignement prevent the MDIO bus
> > registration.
> > Use a static boolean to trace the orginal MDIO bus deferred probe and
> > prevent further registrations until the fec0 registration completed
> > succesfully.
> The real problem here seems to be that fep->dev_id is not
> deterministic. I think a better fix would be to make the mdio bus name
> deterministic. Use pdev->id instead of fep->dev_id + 1. That is what
> most mdiobus drivers use.
Actually, the sequence is deterministic, fec0 and then fec1,
but sometimes the GPIO of fec0 is not yet available.
The EPROBE_DEFER does not prevent the second instance from being probed.
This is the origin of the problem.
> Andrew

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