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From: Russell King <>
To: Andrew Lunn <>,
	Florian Fainelli <>,
	Heiner Kallweit <>
Cc: "David S. Miller" <>,, Jakub Kicinski <>
Subject: [PATCH net-next] net: phylink: avoid oops during initialisation
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:53:53 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

If we intend to use PCS operations, mac_pcs_get_state() will not be
implemented, so will be NULL. If we also intend to register the PCS
operations in mac_prepare() or mac_config(), then this leads to an
attempt to call NULL function pointer during phylink_start(). Avoid
this, but we must report the link is down.

Signed-off-by: Russell King <>
There are no users of the new split PCS support currently, so this
does not require backporting, but if people think it should have a
fixes tag, that would be:
     Fixes: 7137e18f6f88 ("net: phylink: add struct phylink_pcs")

 drivers/net/phy/phylink.c | 4 +++-
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/phy/phylink.c b/drivers/net/phy/phylink.c
index 32b4bd6a5b55..5e4cb12972eb 100644
--- a/drivers/net/phy/phylink.c
+++ b/drivers/net/phy/phylink.c
@@ -535,8 +535,10 @@ static void phylink_mac_pcs_get_state(struct phylink *pl,
 	if (pl->pcs_ops)
 		pl->pcs_ops->pcs_get_state(pl->pcs, state);
-	else
+	else if (pl->mac_ops->mac_pcs_get_state)
 		pl->mac_ops->mac_pcs_get_state(pl->config, state);
+	else
+		state->link = 0;
 /* The fixed state is... fixed except for the link state,

             reply	other threads:[~2020-08-28 10:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 2+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-28 10:53 Russell King [this message]
2020-08-31 19:23 ` David Miller

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