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Date:   Mon, 18 Feb 2019 15:46:45 +1300
From:   Chris Packham <>
        Chris Packham <>,
        Sebastian Hesselbarth <>,
        Russell King <>
Subject: [PATCH] ARM: mvebu: kirkwood: remove error message when retrieving mac address

Kirkwood has always had the ability to retrieve the local-mac-address
from the hardware (usually this was configured by the bootloader). This
is particularly useful when dealing with a legacy non-DT aware

The "error" message just indicated that the board used an old bootloader
and in many cases users can't do anything about this. The message
probably should have been pr_info() to inform the user that the kernel
has been helpful but rather than than let's remove it entirely to make
the kernel less noisy.

Signed-off-by: Chris Packham <>
 arch/arm/mach-mvebu/kirkwood.c | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/arm/mach-mvebu/kirkwood.c b/arch/arm/mach-mvebu/kirkwood.c
index 0aa88105d46e..bf3ff0f580c2 100644
--- a/arch/arm/mach-mvebu/kirkwood.c
+++ b/arch/arm/mach-mvebu/kirkwood.c
@@ -107,8 +107,6 @@ static void __init kirkwood_dt_eth_fixup(void)
 		/* store MAC address register contents in local-mac-address */
-		pr_err(FW_INFO "%pOF: local-mac-address is not set\n", np);
 		pmac = kzalloc(sizeof(*pmac) + 6, GFP_KERNEL);
 		if (!pmac)
 			goto eth_fixup_no_mem;

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