Re: Can request_firmware be called from a platform_driver ?
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HI Mike, On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Holmes, Michael A (Mike) <Mike.Holmes@xxxxxxx> wrote: > -----Original Message----- > From: Dave Hylands [mailto:dhylands@xxxxxxxxx] > Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 3:15 PM > To: Holmes, Michael A (Mike) > Cc: kernelnewbies@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: Re: Can request_firmware be called from a platform_driver ? > > Hi Mike, > > On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Holmes, Michael A (Mike) > <Mike.Holmes@xxxxxxx> wrote: >> Hi >> >> I have a fully working system to which I want to add the request firmware >> mechanism to an existing platform driver I have working. >> >> I instrumented mdev in busybox 1.5.1 and in firmware_class.c 2.6.35 so that >> I could figure this out. >> >> What I see with firmware_request() is that the kernel makes the firmware >> request and does not find any firmware and mdev sees nothing. >> >> However if I change my code to do request_firmare_nowait(), the entire >> system comes up and about 30seconds in the timeout calls my kernel side >> continue for request_firmare_nowait() and I DO now see my request handled by >> mdev, however it is a REMOVE request not the ADD request. >> >> All this makes me think that platform drivers exist before the hotplug >> mechanism is able to operate, is this true ? > > Well, request_firmware is ultimately serviced by a user-space process. > > So platform drivers compiled statically into the kernel get > initialized long before user-space starts. > > Platform drivers compiled as modules will get the firmware loaded much > more quickly after loading the module. > >>>>>>>>> > Thanks Dave, > > Currently in make menuconfig I put '*' against it to compile it into the kernel, I made it an 'm' so that it is made as a module. > For modules made outside the tree I call modprobe to load them, but I never made a module in the tree before, I don't know how to get its init called. > When it was compiled in, I called the init from my machine init directly in my mach-lcp/arch.c via platform_device_register() As far as init being called, this is identical for modules compiled as part of the kernel as it is for modules compiled out of tree. Normally, you would use module_init to specify a function to be called. This function will be called when a module is loaded (regardless of whether its compiled in or out of tree). For modules statically compiled into the kernel, module_init becomes the same as device_initcall. For code compiled as a module, all of the various xxx_initcall stuff gets translated to module_init See: include/linux/init.h -- Dave Hylands Shuswap, BC, Canada http://www.davehylands.com _______________________________________________ Kernelnewbies mailing list Kernelnewbies@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://lists.kernelnewbies.org/mailman/listinfo/kernelnewbies
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