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SubjectRe: ipw2100 wireless driver
On Aug-11 2004, Wed, 09:30 -0700
Stephen Hemminger <> wrote:

> > The driver supports (and defaults to) using firmware_class for loading the
> > firmware. The driver also supports a legacy loading approach for folks that
> > have problems with using hotplug to load the firmware (which represents a fair
> > number of users).
> When and if you submit it into mainline, please remove the legacy loading
> approach. Let's get to the cause of the problem and fix it, not bandaid
> around it.

Or better yet, let's not!

There are many people who don't want to mess around with hotplug just
to get a single driver to load.

Tomas Szepe <>
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