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Date:   Tue, 19 Feb 2019 20:00:09 +0000
From:   Chris Packham <Chris.Packham@...iedtelesis.co.nz>
To:     Gregory CLEMENT <gregory.clement@...tlin.com>,
        "andrew@...n.ch" <andrew@...n.ch>,
        "jason@...edaemon.net" <jason@...edaemon.net>
CC:     "linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        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

On 20/02/19 4:14 AM, Gregory CLEMENT wrote:
> 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.
> 

No problem with that. We have a local fork I'll cherry pick it into once 
it hits linux-mvebu.

> 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
>>
> 

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