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authorMing Lei <>2009-05-29 11:33:19 +0800
committerGreg Kroah-Hartman <>2009-06-15 21:30:24 -0700
commit7fcab099795812a8a08eb3b8c8ddb35c3685045f (patch)
treede2bd852d27ac721e6d40b85e7661d7f438119e0 /Documentation/firmware_class
parentc4c01684349ac0821ad8c27de9516fe493f3361d (diff)
driver core: fix documentation of request_firmware_nowait
request_firmware_nowait declares it can be called in non-sleep contexts, but kthead_run called by request_firmware_nowait may sleep. So fix its documentation and comment to make callers clear about it. Signed-off-by: Ming Lei <> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/firmware_class/README b/Documentation/firmware_class/README
index c3480aa66ba8..7eceaff63f5f 100644
--- a/Documentation/firmware_class/README
+++ b/Documentation/firmware_class/README
@@ -77,7 +77,8 @@
seconds for the whole load operation.
- request_firmware_nowait() is also provided for convenience in
- non-user contexts.
+ user contexts to request firmware asynchronously, but can't be called
+ in atomic contexts.
about in-kernel persistence: