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Subject[PATCH 4.19 032/131] net: phy: Check harder for errors in get_phy_id()
From: Florian Fainelli <>

[ Upstream commit b2ffc75e2e990b09903f9d15ccd53bc5f3a4217c ]

Commit 02a6efcab675 ("net: phy: allow scanning busses with missing
phys") added a special condition to return -ENODEV in case -ENODEV or
-EIO was returned from the first read of the MII_PHYSID1 register.

In case the MDIO bus data line pull-up is not strong enough, the MDIO
bus controller will not flag this as a read error. This can happen when
a pluggable daughter card is not connected and weak internal pull-ups
are used (since that is the only option, otherwise the pins are

The second read of MII_PHYSID2 will be correctly flagged an error
though, but now we will return -EIO which will be treated as a hard
error, thus preventing MDIO bus scanning loops to continue succesfully.

Apply the same logic to both register reads, thus allowing the scanning
logic to proceed.

Fixes: 02a6efcab675 ("net: phy: allow scanning busses with missing phys")
Reviewed-by: Andrew Lunn <>
Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c | 6 ++++--
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c b/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
index 302d183beb9e8..54ac599cffb4d 100644
--- a/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
+++ b/drivers/net/phy/phy_device.c
@@ -606,8 +606,10 @@ static int get_phy_id(struct mii_bus *bus, int addr, u32 *phy_id,

/* Grab the bits from PHYIR2, and put them in the lower half */
phy_reg = mdiobus_read(bus, addr, MII_PHYSID2);
- if (phy_reg < 0)
- return -EIO;
+ if (phy_reg < 0) {
+ /* returning -ENODEV doesn't stop bus scanning */
+ return (phy_reg == -EIO || phy_reg == -ENODEV) ? -ENODEV : -EIO;
+ }

*phy_id |= (phy_reg & 0xffff);

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