[PATCH v2 2/5] firmware: annotate thou shalt not request fw on init or probe

Daniel Vetter daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch
Fri Aug 26 06:10:52 AEST 2016

Cutting down since a lot of this is probably better discussed at
ks/lpc. Aside, if you want to check out Chris Wilson's work on our new
depency handling, it's called kfence.


On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 9:41 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof at kernel.org> wrote:
>> > So .. I agree, let's avoid the hacks. Patches welcomed.
>> Hm, this is a definite change of tack - back when I discussed this
>> with Greg about 2 ks ago it sounded like "don't do this". The only
>> thing we need is some way to wait for rootfs before we do the
>> request_firmware. Everything else we handle already in the kernel.
> OK so lets just get this userspace event done, and we're set.

Ah great. As long as that special wait-for-rootfs-pls firmware request
is still allowed, i915&gfx folks will be happy. We will call it from
probe though ;-) but all from our own workers.
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
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