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Date:   Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:57:30 -0800 (PST)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net-next] net: phy: check return code when
 requesting PHY driver module

From: Heiner Kallweit <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:07:38 +0100

> When requesting the PHY driver module fails we'll bind the genphy
> driver later. This isn't obvious to the user and may cause, depending
> on the PHY, different types of issues. Therefore check the return code
> of request_module(). Note that we only check for failures in loading
> the module, not whether a module exists for the respective PHY ID.
> v2:
> - add comment explaining what is checked and what is not
> - return error from phy_device_create() if loading module fails
> Signed-off-by: Heiner Kallweit <>

Applied, thanks Heiner.

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