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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] net: dsa: Fix network device registration order
From: Florian Fainelli <>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:55:53 -0700

> We cannot be registering the network device first, then setting its
> carrier off and finally connecting it to a PHY, doing that leaves a
> window during which the carrier is at best inconsistent, and at worse
> the device is not usable without a down/up sequence since the network
> device is visible to user space with possibly no PHY device attached.
> Re-order steps so that they make logical sense. This fixes some devices
> where the port was not usable after e.g: an unbind then bind of the
> driver.
> Fixes: 0071f56e46da ("dsa: Register netdev before phy")
> Fixes: 91da11f870f0 ("net: Distributed Switch Architecture protocol support")
> Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <>

Applied and queued up for -stable.

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