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SubjectRe: [PATCH] firmware: Make user-mode helper optional
At Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:12:03 +0800,
Ming Lei wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 7:51 PM, Takashi Iwai <> wrote:
> > Since 3.7 kernel, the firmware loader can read the firmware files
> > directly, and the traditional user-mode helper is invoked only as a
> > fallback. This seems working pretty well, and the next step would be
> > to reduce the redundant user-mode helper stuff in future.
> The idea is good.
> >
> > This patch is a preparation for that, to make the user-mode helper
> > invocation optional via kconfig. Other than that, there is no
> > functional change here.
> In fact, your patch does much code refactoring work, which isn't
> strictly related with what you claimed in the commit log, at least
> it should be separated from introducing FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER.
> So could you split the patch into several parts and let one part do one thing
> so that we can review them a bit easily?

Fair enough. Will submit the revised patches soon.

> Also it is not good to introduce too many '#ifdef #endif', IMO.

Heh, that can be much worse :)



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