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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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