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Date:   Sat, 25 Apr 2020 02:10:21 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <>
To:     Darren Stevens <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH dpss_eth] Don't initialise ports with no PHY

On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 11:29:38PM +0100, Darren Stevens wrote:
> Since cbb961ca271e ("Use random MAC address when none is given")
> Varisys Cyrus P5020 boards have been listing 5 ethernet ports instead of
> the 2 the board has.This is because we were preventing the adding of the
> unused ports by not suppling them a MAC address, which this patch now
> supplies.
> Prevent them from appearing in the net devices list by checking for a
> 'status="disabled"' entry during probe and skipping the port if we find
> it. 

Hi Darren

I'm surprised the core is probing a device which has status disabled.
Are you sure this is the correct explanation?


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