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Re: ipw2100 wireless driver

To: James Ketrenos <jketreno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: ipw2100 wireless driver
From: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 09:30:43 -0700
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Pavel Machek <pavel@xxxxxxx>, Jeff Chua <jeffchua@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Tomas Szepe <szepe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, kernel list <linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <411A478E.1080101@linux.intel.com>
Organization: Open Source Development Lab
References: <20040714114135.GA25175@elf.ucw.cz> <Pine.LNX.4.60.0407141947270.27995@boston.corp.fedex.com> <20040714115523.GC2269@elf.ucw.cz> <20040809201556.GB9677@louise.pinerecords.com> <Pine.LNX.4.61.0408101258130.1290@boston.corp.fedex.com> <20040810075558.A14154@infradead.org> <20040810101640.GF9034@atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz> <4119F203.1070009@linux.intel.com> <20040811114437.A27439@infradead.org> <411A478E.1080101@linux.intel.com>
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> The driver supports (and defaults to) using firmware_class for loading the 
> firmware.  The driver also supports a legacy loading approach for folks that 
> have problems with using hotplug to load the firmware (which represents a 
> fair 
> number of users).
> 

When and if you submit it into mainline, please remove the legacy loading
approach. Let's get to the cause of the problem and fix it, not bandaid
around it.

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