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Date:	Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:08:21 +0100
From:	Greg KH <>
To:	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>
Cc:	"Luis R. Rodriguez" <>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Kees Cook <>,
	Casey Schaufler <>,
	Takashi Iwai <>,
	Vojtěch Pavlík <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/4] firmware: generalize "firmware" as "system data"

Just responding to one thing at the moment:

On Mon, Oct 05, 2015 at 11:22:22PM +0200, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
>   * we should phase out the usermode helper from firmware_class long term

You can "phase out", but you can not delete it as it's a user/kernel api
that we have to support for forever, sorry.

Also, for some devices / use cases, the usermode helper is the solution
(think async loading of firmware when the host wants to do it.)


greg k-h
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