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Date:	Sat, 17 Mar 2012 21:06:00 +0100
From:	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
To:	Linus Torvalds <>
Cc:	Stephen Boyd <>,
	Saravana Kannan <>,
	Kay Sievers <>,
	Greg KH <>,
	Christian Lamparter <>,,
	"Srivatsa S. Bhat" <>,,
	Linux PM mailing list <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] firmware loader: don't cancel _nowait requests when helper is not yet available

On Saturday, March 17, 2012, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 7:47 PM, Stephen Boyd <> wrote:
> > -       if (WARN_ON(usermodehelper_is_disabled())) {
> > +       if (is_sleep_task()) {
> >                dev_err(device, "firmware: %s will not be loaded\n", name);
> Stop these idiotic games already!
> It's very simple: you cannot load firmware while the system is not
> readt. Your moronic "let's change the test to something else" is
> entirely and utterly misguided and totally misses the point.
> It's not about sleeping, and it's not about anything even *remotely*
> about that. Stop the idiocy already.
> How hard is it to understand? How many times do people have to tell you?
> That warning is very much valid during bootup, and that warning has
> been *seen* during bootup. For example, try to compile in most
> wireless drivers as non-modular, and that warning *has* to trigger.
> Rafael, please consider everything along these *IDIOTIC* lines
> completely NAK'ed.

I will.

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