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Date:	Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:49:37 +0300
From:	Aaro Koskinen <>
To:	Dan Carpenter <>
Cc:, David Daney <>,
	Greg KH <>,,
	Sebastian Pöhn <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: octeon-ethernet: trivial: Avoid OOPS if phydev
 is not set

On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 10:16:49PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 09:39:06PM +0300, Aaro Koskinen wrote:
> > It's initialized in cvm_oct_phy_setup_device():
> > 
> > 	priv->phydev = of_phy_connect(dev, phy_node, cvm_oct_adjust_link, 0,
>       ^^^^^^^^^^^^                                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Sorry I should have explained better.
> We use cvm_oct_adjust_link() to initialize priv->phydev but
> cvm_oct_adjust_link() depends on priv->phydev.  It seems like we would
> hit the NULL dereference every time.  Weird huh?

It doesn't happen on my system (EdgeRouter Lite). I think you need to
explain even more better. :-)

What you mean by "We use cvm_oct_adjust_link() to initialize
priv->phydev..."? Sorry, maybe I'm just missing something really

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