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Date:   Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:44:48 +0300
From:   Vladimir Oltean <>
To:     Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
Cc:     Saravana Kannan <>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,
        Andrew Lunn <>,
        Heiner Kallweit <>,
        Russell King <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>, Len Brown <>,
        Geert Uytterhoeven <>,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/3] fw_devlink bug fixes

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 07:30:04PM +0200, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> It fixes the real problem where drivers were making the wrong assumption
> that if they registered a device, it would be instantly bound to a
> driver.  Drivers that did this were getting lucky, as this was never a
> guarantee of the driver core (think about if you enabled async
> probing, and the mess with the bus specific locks that should be
> preventing much of this)

Since commit d173a137c5bd ("driver-core: enable drivers to opt-out of
async probe") it is possible to opt out of async probing, and PHY
drivers do opt out of it, at the time of writing.

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