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Date:	Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:25:58 +0100
From:	Michael B├╝sch <m@...s.ch>
To:	Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu>
Cc:	Oliver Neukum <oliver@...kum.org>,
	Matthew Garrett <mjg@...hat.com>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Dave Jones <davej@...hat.com>,
	Linux Kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@...inger.net>,
	Chaoming Li <chaoming_li@...lsil.com.cn>,
	"John W. Linville" <linville@...driver.com>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...e.de>,
	USB list <linux-usb@...r.kernel.org>,
	Linux Wireless List <linux-wireless@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: loading firmware while usermodehelper disabled.

On Sun, 1 Jan 2012 11:17:52 -0500 (EST)
Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu> wrote:

> As Linus pointed out, the real problem here is the firmware loader.  
> The way it is now, a driver can't always depend on the data being
> available, even during a normal boot.  It ought to use an asynchronous
> approach; then none of these problems would arise.

request_firmware_nowait() exists.

-- 
Greetings, Michael.
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