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SubjectRe: udev breakages - was: Re: Need of an ".async_probe()" type of callback at driver's core - Was: Re: [PATCH] [media] drxk: change it to use request_firmware_nowait()
On Tue, 2 Oct 2012, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> And see this email from Kay Sievers that shows that it was all known
> about and intentional in the udev camp:

This seems confusing indeed.

That e-mail referenced above is talking about loading firmware at ifup
time. While that might work for network device drivers (I am not sure even
about that), what are the udev maintainers advice for other drivers, where
there is no analogy to ifup?

Jiri Kosina

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