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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.

    Javier


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