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Date:	Tue, 09 Feb 2010 15:52:57 +0000
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	David Miller <>
Subject: [PATCH net-2.6] sfc: Fix SFE4002 initialisation

From: Steve Hodgson <>

Commit 357d46a17e54c9a87e0e6ef3930ff4ab2d232b81 "sfc: QT202x: Remove
unreliable MMD check at initialisation" broke initialisation of the
SFE4002.  efx_mdio_reset_mmd() returns a positive value rather than 0
on success.  The above commit causes this value to be propagated up
by qt202x_reset_phy(), which is treated as a failure by its callers.
Change qt202x_reset_phy() to return 0 if successful.

The PCI layer treats >0 as "fail, but please call remove() anyway",
which means that unloading the driver would cause a crash.  Add a
WARN_ON() on the failure path of efx_pci_probe() to provide early
warning if there are any other cases where we do this.

Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <>
 drivers/net/sfc/efx.c        |    1 +
 drivers/net/sfc/qt202x_phy.c |    2 +-
 2 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/sfc/efx.c b/drivers/net/sfc/efx.c
index 103e8b0..46997e1 100644
--- a/drivers/net/sfc/efx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/sfc/efx.c
@@ -2284,6 +2284,7 @@ static int __devinit efx_pci_probe(struct pci_dev *pci_dev,
+	WARN_ON(rc > 0);
 	EFX_LOG(efx, "initialisation failed. rc=%d\n", rc);
 	return rc;
diff --git a/drivers/net/sfc/qt202x_phy.c b/drivers/net/sfc/qt202x_phy.c
index e0d13a4..67eec7a 100644
--- a/drivers/net/sfc/qt202x_phy.c
+++ b/drivers/net/sfc/qt202x_phy.c
@@ -320,7 +320,7 @@ static int qt202x_reset_phy(struct efx_nic *efx)
-	return rc;
+	return 0;
 	EFX_ERR(efx, "PHY reset timed out\n");

Ben Hutchings, Senior Software Engineer, Solarflare Communications
Not speaking for my employer; that's the marketing department's job.
They asked us to note that Solarflare product names are trademarked.

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