On 3/10/2018 12:09 AM, Andres Rodriguez wrote:
Currently the firmware loader only exposes one silent path for querying
optional firmware, and that is request_firmware_direct(). This function
also disables the usermodehelper fallback which might not always be the
desired behaviour.

This patch introduces request_firmware_optional(), which will not
produce error/warning messages if the firmware file is not found, but
will still attempt to query the usermodehelper for the optional
firmware. Effectively, FW_OPT_UEVENT | FW_OPT_FALLBACK | FW_OPT_NO_WARN.

v2: add header prototype, use updated opt_flags

Signed-off-by: Andres Rodriguez <andre...@gmail.com>

Sorry, I messed up the v1 patch and sent the wrong one from before I

  drivers/base/firmware_class.c | 26 +++++++++++++++++++++++++-
  include/linux/firmware.h      |  2 ++
  2 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/base/firmware_class.c b/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
index 7dd36ace6152..4e1eddea241b 100644
--- a/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
+++ b/drivers/base/firmware_class.c
@@ -1181,7 +1181,7 @@ static int fw_sysfs_fallback(struct firmware *fw, const 
char *name,
        if (!fw_run_sysfs_fallback(opt_flags))
                return ret;

-       dev_warn(device, "Falling back to user helper\n");
+       dev_warn(device, "Falling back to user helper for %s\n", name);

Helpful, but not really related to this change.

        return fw_load_from_user_helper(fw, name, device, opt_flags);
@@ -1351,6 +1351,30 @@ request_firmware(const struct firmware **firmware_p, 
const char *name,

+ * request_firmware_optional: - request for an optional fw module
+ * @firmware_p: pointer to firmware image
+ * @name: name of firmware file
+ * @device: device for which firmware is being loaded
+ *
+ * This function is similar in behaviour to request_firmware(), except
+ * it doesn't produce warning messages when the file is not found.
+ **/
+request_firmware_optional(const struct firmware **firmware_p, const char *name,
+                         struct device *device)

So it still returns an error code. If it were truly optional I kinda expected a void return type. This is more request_firmware_silent(). Anyway, I guess Luis would call this bike-shedding ;-)


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