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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()
Em 02-10-2012 19:47, Linus Torvalds escreveu:
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 3:23 PM, Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>>
>> which went into udev release 187 which I think corresponds to the place
>> when people started having problems, right Mauro?
>
> According to what I've seen, people started complaining in 182, not 187.

Yes. The issue was noticed with media drivers when people started using the
drivers on Fedora 17, witch came with udev-182. There's an open
bugzilla there:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=827538

> See for example
>
> http://patchwork.linuxtv.org/patch/13085/
>
> which is a thread where you were involved too..
>
> See also the arch linux thread:
>
> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=134012&p=1
>
> And see this email from Kay Sievers that shows that it was all known
> about and intentional in the udev camp:
>
> http://www.spinics.net/lists/netdev/msg185742.html
>
> There's a possible patch suggested here:
>
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/systemd-devel/2012-August/006357.html
>
> but quite frankly, I am leery of the fact that the udev maintenance
> seems to have gone into some "crazy mode" where they have made changes
> that were known to be problematic, and are pure and utter stupidity.
>
> Having the module init path load the firmware IS THE SENSIBLE AND
> OBVIOUS THING TO DO for many cases.

Yes, that is the case for most media devices. Some devices can only be
detected as a supported device after the firmware load, as we need the
firmware for the USB (or PCI) bridge to be there, in order to talk with
the media components under the board's internal I2C bus, as sometimes
the same USB/PCI ID is used by boards with different internal components.

> The fact that udev people have
> apparently unilaterally decided that it's somehow wrong is scary.
>

Thanks,
Mauro


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