net: phy: add locking to phy_read_mmd_indirect()/phy_write_mmd_indirect()

The phy layer is missing locking for the above two functions - it
has been observed that two threads (userspace and the phy worker
thread) can race, entering the bus ->write or ->read functions

This causes the FEC driver to initialise a completion while another
thread is waiting on it or while the interrupt is calling complete()
on it, which causes spinlock unlock-without-lock, spinlock lockups,
and completion timeouts.

Fixes: a59a4d192 ("phy: add the EEE support and the way to access to the MMD registers.")
Fixes: 0c1d77dfb ("net: libphy: Add phy specific function to access mmd phy registers")
Signed-off-by: Russell King <>
Acked-by: Florian Fainelli <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
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