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Date:   Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:03:51 +0100
From:   Gregory CLEMENT <gregory.clement@...tlin.com>
To:     Chris Packham <chris.packham@...iedtelesis.co.nz>, andrew@...n.ch,
        jason@...edaemon.net
Cc:     linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Chris Packham <chris.packham@...iedtelesis.co.nz>,
        Sebastian Hesselbarth <sebastian.hesselbarth@...il.com>,
        Russell King <linux@...linux.org.uk>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] ARM: mvebu: kirkwood: remove error message when retrieving mac address

Hi Chris,
 
 On lun., févr. 18 2019, Chris Packham <chris.packham@...iedtelesis.co.nz> wrote:

> 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
> bootloader.
>
> 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 <chris.packham@...iedtelesis.co.nz>

I'm OK with this patch, however as it is not a fix, it's too late for
5.1. I will apply it on mvebu/arm for 5.2 once 5.1-rc1 will be released.

Thanks,

gregory

> ---
>  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)
>  		clk_prepare_enable(clk);
>  
>  		/* 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;
> -- 
> 2.20.1
>

-- 
Gregory Clement, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
http://bootlin.com

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