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Date:   Sat, 17 Oct 2020 22:45:34 +0200
From:   Andrew Lunn <andrew@...n.ch>
To:     Alexander A Sverdlin <alexander.sverdlin@...ia.com>
Cc:     devel@...verdev.osuosl.org,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
        Aaro Koskinen <aaro.koskinen@....fi>,
        Ralf Baechle <ralf@...ux-mips.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 net] staging: octeon: repair "fixed-link" support

> +			if (priv->of_node && of_phy_is_fixed_link(priv->of_node)) {
> +				if (of_phy_register_fixed_link(priv->of_node)) {
> +					netdev_err(dev, "Failed to register fixed link for interface %d, port %d\n",
> +						   interface, priv->port);
> +					dev->netdev_ops = NULL;
> +				}
> +			}
> +
>  			if (!dev->netdev_ops) {
>  				free_netdev(dev);

Setting dev->netdev_ops to NULL to indicate an error is pretty
odd. But this is staging. How about cleaning this
up. of_phy_register_fixed_link() returns an -errno which you should
return.

	Andrew

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