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Subject[PATCH V2] usb: xhci: avoid renesas_usb_fw.mem when it's unusable
Commit a66d21d7dba8 ("usb: xhci: Add support for Renesas controller with
memory") added renesas_usb_fw.mem firmware reference to xhci-pci. Thus
modinfo indicates xhci-pci.ko has "firmware: renesas_usb_fw.mem". But
the firmware is only actually used with CONFIG_USB_XHCI_PCI_RENESAS. An
unusable firmware reference can trigger safety checkers which look for
drivers with unmet firmware dependencies.

Avoid referring to renesas_usb_fw.mem in circumstances when it cannot be
loaded (when CONFIG_USB_XHCI_PCI_RENESAS isn't set).

Fixes: a66d21d7dba8 ("usb: xhci: Add support for Renesas controller with memory")
Signed-off-by: Greg Thelen <>
Changelog since v1:
- Smaller patch, only filters out MODULE_FIRMWARE()
- Added blank line
- Added Fixes footer to commit log

drivers/usb/host/xhci-pci.c | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/drivers/usb/host/xhci-pci.c b/drivers/usb/host/xhci-pci.c
index 18c2bbddf080..1c9a7957c45c 100644
--- a/drivers/usb/host/xhci-pci.c
+++ b/drivers/usb/host/xhci-pci.c
@@ -636,7 +636,14 @@ static const struct pci_device_id pci_ids[] = {
{ /* end: all zeroes */ }
MODULE_DEVICE_TABLE(pci, pci_ids);
+ * Without CONFIG_USB_XHCI_PCI_RENESAS renesas_xhci_check_request_fw() won't
+ * load firmware, so don't encumber the xhci-pci driver with it.
+ */

/* pci driver glue; this is a "new style" PCI driver module */
static struct pci_driver xhci_pci_driver = {
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