[PATCH] mvneta: add FIXED_PHY dependency

David Miller davem at davemloft.net
Mon Nov 9 08:36:22 PST 2015

From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:08:57 +0100

> The fixed_phy infrastructure is done in a way that is optional,
> by providing 'static inline' helper functions doing nothing in
> include/linux/phy_fixed.h for all its APIs. However, three out
> of the four users (DSA, BCMGENET, and SYSTEMPORT) always
> 'select FIXED_PHY', presumably because they need that.
> MVNETA is the fourth one, and if that is built-in but FIXED_PHY
> is configured as a loadable module, we get a link error:
> drivers/built-in.o: In function `mvneta_fixed_link_update':
> fpga-mgr.c:(.text+0x33ed80): undefined reference to `fixed_phy_update_state'
> Presumably this driver has the same dependency as the others,
> so this patch also uses 'select' to ensure that the fixed-phy
> support is built-in.
> Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd at arndb.de>
> Fixes: 898b2970e2c9 ("mvneta: implement SGMII-based in-band link state signaling")
> ---
> Found using ARM randconfig tests. An alternative here would be
> to use 'depends on FIXED_PHY || FIXED_PHY=n', I picked the 'select'
> approach for consistency.
> Should we perhaps make 'FIXED_PHY' a silent option and remove the
> inline helpers, based on the assumption that a driver that wants these
> will not work without them?

This seems reasonable to fix the problem for the time being, applied.

Thanks Arnd.

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