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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Eagle and ADI 930 usb adsl modem driver
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> > this code looks like a 'orrible hack to work around a common problem
> > with USB modem's of this type: if the modem is plugged in while the
> > system boots, the driver may look for firmware before the filesystem
>
> No, it wasn't the problem, even when loading with insmod/modprobe the
> timeout occurs on some configurations. For example on
> http://atm.eagle-usb.org/wakka.php?wiki=TestUEagleAtmBaud123, you could
> see the 'firmware ueagle-atm/eagleIII.fw is not available' error.
>
> It is only happen for pre-firmware modem (uea_load_firmware) ie where we
> just do a request_firmware in the probe without any initialisation before.
> So the problem seems to appear when we do a request_firmware too early
> in the usb_probe.

That sounds pretty strange. Maybe when probe is called the driver model
device (sysfs) is not completely setup, in any case not enough to support
firmware loading?

Ciao,

Duncan.
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