Re: [PATCH] driver core : fix request_firmware_nowait
From: Ming Lei
Date: Thu May 28 2009 - 21:24:42 EST
2009/5/29 Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx>:
> On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 11:26:16PM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
>> 2009/5/22 Alan Cox <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> > On Fri, 22 May 2009 23:06:27 +0800
>> > tom.leiming@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> >> From: Ming Lei <tom.leiming@xxxxxxxxx>
>> >> request_firmware_nowait declares it can be called in non-sleep contexts,
>> >> but kthead_run which is called by request_firmware_nowait may sleep.
>> > Does anyone actually need to call it in a non-sleeping context or can the
>> > documentation simply be fixed instead to avoid all the extra complexity ?
>> It seems no one calls it in a non-sleeping context now, but we can provide it
>> without much extra complexity, IMHO. Also someone has complained it :
> That was 3 years ago :)
No, just one month ago, also the name of *_nowait is very misleading and only
documentation fix seems not enough, right?
2009-04-20 Am I allowed to call request_firmware_nowait from an
linux-ker John Hughes
> I say just fix the documentation.
> greg k-h
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