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SubjectRe: [RFC] bus: mhi: core: Load firmware asynchronous

On 12/10/2021 8:16 AM, Thomas Weißschuh wrote:
> This gives userspace the possibility to provide the firehose bootloader
> via the sysfs-firmware-API instead of having to modify the global
> firmware loadpath.
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Weißschuh <>
> ---
> Please note that this is not tested yet, as I don't have access to a matching
> firmware file.
> This submission is to gather general feedback from the maintainers and then
> Richard will do the actual testing, while I'll do the development.
> This patch is should not have any impact beyond moving from request_firmware()
> to request_firmware_nowait() and the involved code reshuffle.
what are we achieving by moving to async ver of the firmware load ? MHI
boot flow can not do anything until BHI load is over. Is the intention
eventually to enable firmware fallback mechanism and manually load the
firmware ?


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