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SubjectRe: [RFC] firmware loader: retry _nowait requests when userhelper is not yet available
On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <> wrote:
> The patch below (untested) goes slightly into that direction, although not as
> far as to modify fw_create_instance().  It does, however, split
> _request_firmware() into "prepare", "load" and "cleanup" parts and moves
> the usermodehelper check along with the read-locking of umhelper_sem down
> to the callers, ie. request_firmware() and request_firmware_work_func().

Looks fairly reasonable to me from a quick read-through, and the code
seems to make sense.

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