Now that deferred_probe_timeout is non-zero by default, fw_devlink will
never permanently block the probing of devices. It'll try its best to
probe the devices in the right order and then finally let devices probe
even if their suppliers don't have any drivers.

Signed-off-by: Saravana Kannan <>
 drivers/base/core.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/core.c b/drivers/base/core.c
index 61fdfe99b348..977b379a495b 100644
--- a/drivers/base/core.c
+++ b/drivers/base/core.c
@@ -1613,7 +1613,7 @@ static int __init fw_devlink_setup(char *arg)
 early_param("fw_devlink", fw_devlink_setup);
-static bool fw_devlink_strict;
+static bool fw_devlink_strict = true;
 static int __init fw_devlink_strict_setup(char *arg)
        return strtobool(arg, &fw_devlink_strict);

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