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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Eagle and ADI 930 usb adsl modem driver
    On Tue, 2005-11-01 at 13:40 +0100, Duncan Sands wrote:
    > this code looks like a 'orrible hack to work around a common problem
    > with USB modem's of this type: if the modem is plugged in while the
    > system boots, the driver may look for firmware before the filesystem
    > holding the firmware is mounted; I guess the delay usually gives
    > the filesystem enough time to be mounted. I'm told that the correct
    > solution is to stick the firmware in an initramfs as well.

    Why can't we request the firmware again when the device is first used,
    if it wasn't present when the driver was first loaded?


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