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Date:	Sat, 14 Jan 2012 12:20:15 -0600
From:	Larry Finger <>
To:	"John W. Linville" <>
CC:	Kay Sievers <>,,, Tom Gundersen <>,
	Andy Whitcroft <>,
	Arend van Spriel <>
Subject: Re: calling request_firmware() from module init will not work with
 recent/future udev versions

On 01/14/2012 11:58 AM, John W. Linville wrote:
> Kay, thanks for the reports.  Drivers should definitely be loading
> firmware at IFF_UP time.

As the maintainer for several drivers with this problem, I need to make some 
changes. What call from mac80211 corresponds to IFF_UP?

I have looked into using asynchronous firmware loading, but I have not yet found 
a good implementation.


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