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From ceab39900e04e4181427131f3cd528ad68ee3549 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Heiner Kallweit <>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:33:32 +0100
Subject: [PATCH] r8169: fix PHY driver check on platforms w/o module softdeps
commit 2e8c339b4946490a922a21aa8cd869c6cfad2023 upstream.
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: f32593773549 ("r8169: check that Realtek PHY driver module is loaded")
Reported-by: Chih-Wei Huang <>
Signed-off-by: Heiner Kallweit <>
Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <>
Signed-off-by: Paul Gortmaker <>
diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
index 9ac6fcf233cf..29b86f5f85f8 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/realtek/r8169.c
@@ -7155,6 +7155,13 @@ 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");
+ mdiobus_unregister(new_bus);
+ return -EUNATCH;
/* PHY will be woken up in rtl_open() */
@@ -7292,15 +7299,6 @@ static int rtl_init_one(struct pci_dev *pdev, const struct pci_device_id *ent)
int chipset, region, i;
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;