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Date:   Tue, 19 Jul 2022 19:20:41 +0300
From:   Vladimir Oltean <>
To:     Sean Anderson <>
Cc:     Heiner Kallweit <>,
        Russell King <>,,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,
        Madalin Bucur <>,
        "David S . Miller" <>,
        Paolo Abeni <>,
        Ioana Ciornei <>,, Eric Dumazet <>,
        Andrew Lunn <>,
        Alexandre Belloni <>,
        Claudiu Manoil <>,
        Florian Fainelli <>,,
        Vivien Didelot <>,
        Vladimir Oltean <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH net-next 4/9] net: pcs: lynx: Convert to an mdio

On Tue, Jul 19, 2022 at 12:16:17PM -0400, Sean Anderson wrote:
> > Curiously enough, mdio_device_create() only calls device_initialize().
> > It's mdio_device_register() that calls device_add(). So after this
> > patch, we cannot call lynx_pcs_create() without calling
> > mdio_device_register().
> OK, so presumably we need to call mdio_device_register after mdio_device_create.
> I suppose I should have caught this because patch 5 does exactly this.

And that's only to not crash during boot, mind you. Networking is broken
at this stage. I'll proceed to patch 5 to see what happens next.

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