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Date:	Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:25:58 +0100
From:	Michael B├╝sch <>
To:	Alan Stern <>
Cc:	Oliver Neukum <>,
	Matthew Garrett <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,
	Dave Jones <>,
	Linux Kernel <>,
	Larry Finger <>,
	Chaoming Li <>,
	"John W. Linville" <>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
	USB list <>,
	Linux Wireless List <>
Subject: Re: loading firmware while usermodehelper disabled.

On Sun, 1 Jan 2012 11:17:52 -0500 (EST)
Alan Stern <> 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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