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Subject[PATCH 4.6 25/31] usb: xhci-plat: properly handle probe deferral for devm_clk_get()
4.6-stable review patch.  If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Thomas Petazzoni <>

commit de95c40d5beaa47f6dc8fe9ac4159b4672b51523 upstream.

On some platforms, the clocks might be registered by a platform
driver. When this is the case, the clock platform driver may very well
be probed after xhci-plat, in which case the first probe() invocation
of xhci-plat will receive -EPROBE_DEFER as the return value of

The current code handles that as a normal error, and simply assumes
that this means that the system doesn't have a clock for the XHCI
controller, and continues probing without calling
clk_prepare_enable(). Unfortunately, this doesn't work on systems
where the XHCI controller does have a clock, but that clock is
provided by another platform driver. In order to fix this situation,
we handle the -EPROBE_DEFER error condition specially, and abort the
XHCI controller probe(). It will be retried later automatically, the
clock will be available, devm_clk_get() will succeed, and the probe()
will continue with the clock prepared and enabled as expected.

In practice, such issue is seen on the ARM64 Marvell 7K/8K platform,
where the clocks are registered by a platform driver.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <>
Signed-off-by: Mathias Nyman <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>

drivers/usb/host/xhci-plat.c | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

--- a/drivers/usb/host/xhci-plat.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/host/xhci-plat.c
@@ -194,6 +194,9 @@ static int xhci_plat_probe(struct platfo
ret = clk_prepare_enable(clk);
if (ret)
goto put_hcd;
+ } else if (PTR_ERR(clk) == -EPROBE_DEFER) {
+ ret = -EPROBE_DEFER;
+ goto put_hcd;

xhci = hcd_to_xhci(hcd);

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