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Subject[PATCH net] Revert "net: stmmac: platform: Fix MDIO init for platforms without PHY"
This reverts commit d3e014ec7d5ebe9644b5486bc530b91e62bbf624 ("net:
stmmac: platform: Fix MDIO init for platforms without PHY") because it
breaks existing systems with stmmac which do not have a MDIO bus
sub-node nor a 'phy-handle' property declared in their Device Tree. On
those systems, the stmmac MDIO bus is expected to be created and then
scanned by of_mdiobus_register() to create PHY devices.

While these systems should arguably make use of a more accurate Device
Tree reprensentation with the use of the MDIO bus sub-node an
appropriate 'phy-handle', we cannot break them, therefore restore the
behavior prior to the said commit.

Fixes: d3e014ec7d5e ("net: stmmac: platform: Fix MDIO init for platforms without PHY")
Reported-by: Heiko Stuebner <>
Reported-by: bot <>
Signed-off-by: Florian Fainelli <>

I did not add the Tested-by because the patch is a little bit different
from what you tested, even if you most likely were not hitting the other
part that I was changing. Thanks!

drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_platform.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_platform.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_platform.c
index cc8d7e7bf9ac..bedaff0c13bd 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_platform.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/stmicro/stmmac/stmmac_platform.c
@@ -320,7 +320,7 @@ static int stmmac_mtl_setup(struct platform_device *pdev,
static int stmmac_dt_phy(struct plat_stmmacenet_data *plat,
struct device_node *np, struct device *dev)
- bool mdio = false;
+ bool mdio = true;
static const struct of_device_id need_mdio_ids[] = {
{ .compatible = "snps,dwc-qos-ethernet-4.10" },
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