[PATCH 1/2] ath10k: Try to get mac-address from dts

Ansuel Smith ansuelsmth at gmail.com
Sun Sep 27 15:25:13 EDT 2020

Most of embedded device that have the ath10k wifi integrated store the
mac-address in nvmem partitions. Try to fetch the mac-address using the
standard 'of_get_mac_address' than in all the check also try to fetch the
address using the nvmem api searching for a defined 'mac-address' cell.
Mac-address defined in the dts have priority than any other address found.

Tested-on: QCA9984 hw1.0 PCI 10.4

Signed-off-by: Ansuel Smith <ansuelsmth at gmail.com>
 drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/core.c | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/core.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/core.c
index 5f4e12196..9ed7b9883 100644
--- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/core.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/core.c
@@ -8,6 +8,8 @@
 #include <linux/module.h>
 #include <linux/firmware.h>
 #include <linux/of.h>
+#include <linux/of_net.h>
+#include <linux/property.h>
 #include <linux/property.h>
 #include <linux/dmi.h>
 #include <linux/ctype.h>
@@ -2961,8 +2963,12 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(ath10k_core_stop);
 static int ath10k_core_probe_fw(struct ath10k *ar)
 	struct bmi_target_info target_info;
+	const char *mac;
 	int ret = 0;
+	/* register the platform to be found by the of api */
+	of_platform_device_create(ar->dev->of_node, NULL, NULL);
 	ret = ath10k_hif_power_up(ar, ATH10K_FIRMWARE_MODE_NORMAL);
 	if (ret) {
 		ath10k_err(ar, "could not power on hif bus (%d)\n", ret);
@@ -3062,6 +3068,10 @@ static int ath10k_core_probe_fw(struct ath10k *ar)
 	device_get_mac_address(ar->dev, ar->mac_addr, sizeof(ar->mac_addr));
+	mac = of_get_mac_address(ar->dev->of_node);
+	if (!IS_ERR(mac))
+		ether_addr_copy(ar->mac_addr, mac);
 	ret = ath10k_core_init_firmware_features(ar);
 	if (ret) {
 		ath10k_err(ar, "fatal problem with firmware features: %d\n",

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