Re: [PATCH 0/3] firmware: Fix usermodehelper deadlock at shutdown

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Tue May 21 2013 - 13:02:34 EST

On Wed, May 08, 2013 at 08:56:34AM +0200, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> Hi,
> this is a series of patches for the issue we faced in the firmware
> loader code during debugging the problem with dell_rbu driver with
> 3.9 kernel.
> The original problem was that the shutdown gets stuck when DELL BIOS
> update is performed. This turned out to be a problem in the firmware
> loader. Although the reason of dell_rbu driver breakage is still
> unclear, we should fix the firmware loader side, at least, not to
> stall during shutdown.

What's the status of these? Ming, still have objections? Takashi,
still object to the objections?

Should I just take them and let you two continue to argue? :)


greg k-h
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