Commit 2e8c339b authored by Heiner Kallweit's avatar Heiner Kallweit Committed by David S. Miller
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r8169: fix PHY driver check on platforms w/o module softdeps

On Android/x86 the module loading infrastructure can't deal with
softdeps. Therefore the check for presence of the Realtek PHY driver
module fails. mdiobus_register() will try to load the PHY driver
module, therefore move the check to after this call and explicitly
check that a dedicated PHY driver is bound to the PHY device.

Fixes: f3259377

 ("r8169: check that Realtek PHY driver module is loaded")
Reported-by: default avatarChih-Wei Huang <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarHeiner Kallweit <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent e00dd941
......@@ -5285,6 +5285,13 @@ static int r8169_mdio_register(struct rtl8169_private *tp)
if (!tp->phydev) {
return -ENODEV;
} else if (!tp->phydev->drv) {
/* Most chip versions fail with the genphy driver.
* Therefore ensure that the dedicated PHY driver is loaded.
dev_err(&pdev->dev, "realtek.ko not loaded, maybe it needs to be added to initramfs?\n");
return -EUNATCH;
/* PHY will be woken up in rtl_open() */
......@@ -5446,15 +5453,6 @@ static int rtl_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
int chipset, region;
int jumbo_max, rc;
/* Some tools for creating an initramfs don't consider softdeps, then
* r8169.ko may be in initramfs, but realtek.ko not. Then the generic
* PHY driver is used that doesn't work with most chip versions.
if (!driver_find("RTL8201CP Ethernet", &mdio_bus_type)) {
dev_err(&pdev->dev, "realtek.ko not loaded, maybe it needs to be added to initramfs?\n");
return -ENOENT;
dev = devm_alloc_etherdev(&pdev->dev, sizeof (*tp));
if (!dev)
return -ENOMEM;
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