Re: [RFC] firmware: annotate thou shalt not request fw on init or probe

From: Luis R. Rodriguez
Date: Wed Sep 02 2015 - 21:37:31 EST

On Tue, Sep 01, 2015 at 01:28:27PM -0400, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 9:18 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez
> <mcgrof@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > From: "Luis R. Rodriguez" <mcgrof@xxxxxxxx>
> >
> > We are phasing out the usermode helper from the kernel,
> > systemd already ripped support for this a while ago, the
> > only remaining valid user is the Dell rbu driver. The
> Actually, I don't think that is accurate any longer. The Dell rbu
> driver certainly requires this, but it seems that the following
> drivers select FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER_FALLBACK as well:
> Why they do that, I have no idea. It's kind of disappointing.

What The Flying-hipster-typewriters! Indeed. With more reason to
put the user mode helper to sleep sooner rather than later.

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