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SubjectRe: [PATCH] request_firmware: skip timeout if userspace was not notified
On Tue, 07 Aug 2007, Kay Sievers wrote:

> If you don't have modules and the initial request fails, how do you
> load the firmware later?

I trigger a rebinding of the device to the driver in an init file:
# echo -n [device] >/sys/.../bind

> The real fix would be to change the driver not to block in the
> firmware request and use async version of firmware loading. The
> whole firmware class with its silly timeout is just a piece of
> crap, that needs to be replaced.

I don't think that would be a real fix. You've done away with the
kernel blocking, but the timeout is still there, only that in the
background, and my point is still true: it is useless to wait at
all if userspace didn't receive the event. Waiting asynchronously
is less annoying than waiting synchronously, but equally useless.


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