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    SubjectRe: [RFC] firmware load: defer request_firmware during early boot and resume
    On Saturday, July 21, 2012, Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 5:33 AM, Ming Lei <> wrote:
    > > The RFC patch is just for discussing if the idea of deferring
    > > request_firmware is doable for addressing the issue of
    > > request_firmware in resume path, which is caused by driver
    > > unbind/rebind during resume.
    > NAK.


    > Seriously. People should load their firmware *before* the
    > suspend/resume cycle. And if that isn't possible, then the system
    > should ABSOLUTELY NOT silently say "whatever" and defer it until
    > later. We should have that big failure and the big noisy warning, and
    > drivers that need to defer need to do so themselves, so that we never
    > *ever* have that silent automatic defer situation.

    Well, thanks. I totally agree, but didn't know how to say this. :-)


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