lan78xx_read_otp tries to return -EINVAL in the event of invalid OTP
content, but the value gets overwritten before it is returned and the
read goes ahead anyway. Make the read conditional as it should be
and preserve the error code.

Signed-off-by: Phil Elwell <>
 drivers/net/usb/lan78xx.c | 3 ++-
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/net/usb/lan78xx.c b/drivers/net/usb/lan78xx.c
index 55a78eb..32cf217 100644
--- a/drivers/net/usb/lan78xx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/usb/lan78xx.c
@@ -928,7 +928,8 @@ static int lan78xx_read_otp(struct lan78xx_net *dev, u32 
                        offset += 0x100;
                        ret = -EINVAL;
-               ret = lan78xx_read_raw_otp(dev, offset, length, data);
+               if (!ret)
+                       ret = lan78xx_read_raw_otp(dev, offset, length, data);
        return ret;

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