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authorHeiner Kallweit <>2020-03-27 17:33:32 +0100
committerDavid S. Miller <>2020-03-27 15:56:34 -0700
commit2e8c339b4946490a922a21aa8cd869c6cfad2023 (patch)
parente00dd941ff9fa6ed920da5ead95d2598170fe4ea (diff)
r8169: fix PHY driver check on platforms w/o module softdeps
On Android/x86 the module loading infrastructure can't deal with softdeps. Therefore the check for presence of the Realtek PHY driver module fails. mdiobus_register() will try to load the PHY driver module, therefore move the check to after this call and explicitly check that a dedicated PHY driver is bound to the PHY device. Fixes: f32593773549 ("r8169: check that Realtek PHY driver module is loaded") Reported-by: Chih-Wei Huang <> Signed-off-by: Heiner Kallweit <> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
1 files changed, 7 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169_main.c
index a9bdafd15a35..791d99b9e1cf 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169_main.c
@@ -5285,6 +5285,13 @@ static int r8169_mdio_register(struct rtl8169_private *tp)
if (!tp->phydev) {
return -ENODEV;
+ } else if (!tp->phydev->drv) {
+ /* Most chip versions fail with the genphy driver.
+ * Therefore ensure that the dedicated PHY driver is loaded.
+ */
+ dev_err(&pdev->dev, "realtek.ko not loaded, maybe it needs to be added to initramfs?\n");
+ mdiobus_unregister(new_bus);
+ return -EUNATCH;
/* PHY will be woken up in rtl_open() */
@@ -5446,15 +5453,6 @@ static int rtl_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
int chipset, region;
int jumbo_max, rc;
- /* Some tools for creating an initramfs don't consider softdeps, then
- * r8169.ko may be in initramfs, but realtek.ko not. Then the generic
- * PHY driver is used that doesn't work with most chip versions.
- */
- if (!driver_find("RTL8201CP Ethernet", &mdio_bus_type)) {
- dev_err(&pdev->dev, "realtek.ko not loaded, maybe it needs to be added to initramfs?\n");
- return -ENOENT;
- }
dev = devm_alloc_etherdev(&pdev->dev, sizeof (*tp));
if (!dev)
return -ENOMEM;