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From: Manuel Estrada Sainz <>
To: Marcel Holtmann <>
Cc: Alan Cox <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: Linux 2.4.22-pre10-ac1
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 00:34:21 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1059831754.22190.102.camel@pegasus>

On Sat, Aug 02, 2003 at 03:42:27PM +0200, Marcel Holtmann wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> > > not quite true. If hotplug is not enabled it tells the driver that the
> > > firmware can't be loaded. It is the same if hotplug_path is zero, or you
> > 
> > The ifdef should be there, or firmware should depend on hotplug, and
> > probably the firmware users should also depend on hotplug
> I definitively prefer the #ifdef, because the firmware loader should 
> automaticly selected and compiled if a driver needs it. But let a driver
> depend on hotplug can not be the solution, because some drivers maybe
> also work if the firmware loading fails.

 I don't find it necessary, but if you have so much interest, you have my

 Though I would instead put the #ifdef's in "linux/firmware.h" providing
 dummy inlines. Having to load a useless firmware_class.o seams a little
 overkill, and that way you also make it possible to compile
 request_firmware dependent code without CONFIG_FW_LOADER.

 Oh, and feel free to do the same for the 2.6 series :-)

 Have a nice day


--- Manuel Estrada Sainz <>
------------------------ <> -------------------
Let us have the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to
change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference.

  reply	other threads:[~2003-08-10 22:34 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2003-08-01 22:16 Linux 2.4.22-pre10-ac1 Alan Cox
2003-08-02  4:09 ` Barry K. Nathan
2003-08-02  6:37   ` Manuel Estrada Sainz
2003-08-02  9:23     ` Marcel Holtmann
2003-08-02  9:41       ` Manuel Estrada Sainz
2003-08-02  9:57         ` Marcel Holtmann
2003-08-02 12:29           ` Alan Cox
2003-08-02 13:42             ` Marcel Holtmann
2003-08-10 22:34               ` Manuel Estrada Sainz [this message]
2003-08-03 10:57 ` [patch] 2.4.22-pre10-ac1: fix tp600.c compile warning Adrian Bunk

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