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Date:	Sat, 17 Mar 2012 19:21:59 -0700
From:	Linus Torvalds <>
To:	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>
Cc:	Christian Lamparter <>,
	"Srivatsa S. Bhat" <>,,,,
	Linux PM mailing list <>
Subject: Re: [RFC] firmware loader: retry _nowait requests when userhelper is
 not yet available

On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <> wrote:
> The patch below (untested) goes slightly into that direction, although not as
> far as to modify fw_create_instance().  It does, however, split
> _request_firmware() into "prepare", "load" and "cleanup" parts and moves
> the usermodehelper check along with the read-locking of umhelper_sem down
> to the callers, ie. request_firmware() and request_firmware_work_func().

Looks fairly reasonable to me from a quick read-through, and the code
seems to make sense.

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