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Date:   Tue,  5 Oct 2021 09:50:06 -0400
From:   Sasha Levin <>
Cc:     Matthew Hagan <>, Andrew Lunn <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Sasha Levin <>,,,,
Subject: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.14 27/40] net: bgmac-platform: handle mac-address deferral

From: Matthew Hagan <>

[ Upstream commit 763716a55cb1f480ffe1a9702e6b5d9ea1a80a24 ]

This patch is a replication of Christian Lamparter's "net: bgmac-bcma:
handle deferred probe error due to mac-address" patch for the
bgmac-platform driver [1].

As is the case with the bgmac-bcma driver, this change is to cover the
scenario where the MAC address cannot yet be discovered due to reliance
on an nvmem provider which is yet to be instantiated, resulting in a
random address being assigned that has to be manually overridden.


Signed-off-by: Matthew Hagan <>
Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>
Reviewed-by: Florian Fainelli <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
 drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bgmac-platform.c | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bgmac-platform.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bgmac-platform.c
index 4ab5bf64d353..df8ff839cc62 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bgmac-platform.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bgmac-platform.c
@@ -192,6 +192,9 @@ static int bgmac_probe(struct platform_device *pdev)
 	bgmac->dma_dev = &pdev->dev;
 	ret = of_get_mac_address(np, bgmac->net_dev->dev_addr);
+	if (ret == -EPROBE_DEFER)
+		return ret;
 	if (ret)
 			 "MAC address not present in device tree\n");

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