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SubjectRe: [PATCH net] Revert "ravb: Fixed to be able to unload modules"
Hi David,

On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 2:40 AM David Miller <> wrote:
> From: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 09:29:31 +0200
> > This reverts commit 1838d6c62f57836639bd3d83e7855e0ee4f6defc.
> >
> > This commit moved the ravb_mdio_init() call (and thus the
> > of_mdiobus_register() call) from the ravb_probe() to the ravb_open()
> > call. This causes a regression during system resume (s2idle/s2ram), as
> > new PHY devices cannot be bound while suspended.
> ...
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Geert Uytterhoeven <>
> > Cc:
> I noticed this too late, but please don't CC: stable on networking
> patches. We have our own workflow as per the netdev FAQ.

OK, will try to remember.
I wanted to give a heads-up to stable that they've backported early a
patch which turned out to have issues.

> I've applied this but the inability to remove a module is an
> extremely serious bug and should be fixed properly.

Sure. As you stated in
that will need some rework in the MDIO subsystem...




Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds

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