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SubjectRe: [PATCH AUTOSEL 5.4 05/24] arm64: dts: amlogic: meson-g12: use the G12A specific dwmac compatible
On Tue, Nov 03, 2020 at 06:53:17AM +0100, Martin Blumenstingl wrote:
>Hi Sasha,
>On Tue, Nov 3, 2020 at 2:20 AM Sasha Levin <> wrote:
>> From: Martin Blumenstingl <>
>> [ Upstream commit 1fdc97ae450ede2b4911d6737a57e6fca63b5f4a ]
>> We have a dedicated "amlogic,meson-g12a-dwmac" compatible string for the
>> Ethernet controller since commit 3efdb92426bf4 ("dt-bindings: net:
>> dwmac-meson: Add a compatible string for G12A onwards").
>> Using the AXG compatible string worked fine so far because the
>> dwmac-meson8b driver doesn't handle the newly introduced register bits
>> for G12A. However, once that changes the driver must be probed with the
>> correct compatible string to manage these new register bits.
>> Signed-off-by: Martin Blumenstingl <>
>> Reviewed-by: Neil Armstrong <>
>> Signed-off-by: Kevin Hilman <>
>> Link:
>> Signed-off-by: Sasha Levin <>
>if this patch will be included in 5.4-stable then please also backport
>the following two commits:
>- 3efdb92426bf4 ("dt-bindings: net: dwmac-meson: Add a compatible
>string for G12A onwards")
>- a4f63342d03d2d ("net: stmmac: dwmac-meson8b: add a compatible string
>for G12A SoCs")
>Without these above two commits we'll lose Ethernet connectivity
>because there's no G12A compatible string in 5.4 yet
>The quick solution would be to not backport this patch because the
>driver in question doesn't do anything with the new compatible string

I'll drop it from older branches that don't have those commits, thanks!


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