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SubjectRe: [patch 2.6.12-rc3] modifications in firmware_class.c to support nohotplug
On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 11:23:30AM -0500, Abhay_Salunke@Dell.com wrote:
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Greg KH [mailto:greg@kroah.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 11:10 AM
> > To: Salunke, Abhay
> > Cc: dtor_core@ameritech.net; linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org;
> akpm@osdl.org;
> > Domsch, Matt; ranty@debian.org
> > Subject: Re: [patch 2.6.12-rc3] modifications in firmware_class.c to
> > support nohotplug
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 11:04:09AM -0500, Abhay_Salunke@Dell.com
> wrote:
> > > > I think it would be better if you just have request_firmware and
> > > > request_firmware_nowait accept timeout parameter that would
> override
> > > > default timeout in firmware_class. 0 would mean use default,
> > > > MAX_SCHED_TIMEOUT - wait indefinitely.
> > >
> > > But we still need to avoid hotplug being invoked as we need it be a
> > > manual process.
> >
> > No, hotplug can happen just fine (it happens loads of times today for
> > things that people don't care about.)
> >
> If hotplug happens the complete function is called which makes the
> request_firmware return with a failure.

If this was true, then the current code would not work at all.
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