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Date:   Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:51:02 +0100
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Geert Uytterhoeven <>
Cc:     "David S. Miller" <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
        Zach Brown <>,
        Volodymyr Bendiuga <>,
        Magnus Öberg <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/3] net: phy: leds: Fix truncated LED trigger names

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 11:39:50AM +0100, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> Commit 4567d686f5c6d955 ("phy: increase size of MII_BUS_ID_SIZE and
> bus_id") increased the size of MII bus IDs, but forgot to update the
> private definition in <linux/phy_led_triggers.h>.
> This may cause:
>   1. Truncation of LED trigger names,
>   2. Duplicate LED trigger names,
>   3. Failures registering LED triggers,
>   4. Crashes due to bad error handling in the LED trigger failure path.
> To fix this, and prevent the definitions going out of sync again in the
> future, let the PHY LED trigger code use the existing MII_BUS_ID_SIZE
> definition.
> Example:
>   - Before I had triggers "ee700000.etherne:01:100Mbps" and
>     "ee700000.etherne:01:10Mbps",
>   - After the increase of MII_BUS_ID_SIZE, both became
>     "ee700000.ethernet-ffffffff:01:" => FAIL,
>   - Now, the triggers are "ee700000.ethernet-ffffffff:01:100Mbps" and
>     "ee700000.ethernet-ffffffff:01:10Mbps", which are unique again.
> Fixes: 4567d686f5c6d955 ("phy: increase size of MII_BUS_ID_SIZE and bus_id")
> Fixes: 2e0bc452f4721520 ("net: phy: leds: add support for led triggers on phy link state change")
> Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>

Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>


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