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request_firmware_nowait(9) [centos man page]

REQUEST_FIRMWARE_NOW(9) 				   Device drivers infrastructure				   REQUEST_FIRMWARE_NOW(9)

NAME
request_firmware_nowait - asynchronous version of request_firmware SYNOPSIS
int request_firmware_nowait(struct module * module, bool uevent, const char * name, struct device * device, gfp_t gfp, void * context, void (*cont) (const struct firmware *fw, void *context)); ARGUMENTS
module module requesting the firmware uevent sends uevent to copy the firmware image if this flag is non-zero else the firmware copy must be done manually. name name of firmware file device device for which firmware is being loaded gfp allocation flags context will be passed over to cont, and fw may be NULL if firmware request fails. cont function will be called asynchronously when the firmware request is over. DESCRIPTION
Caller must hold the reference count of device. Asynchronous variant of request_firmware for user contexts: - sleep for as small periods as possible since it may increase kernel boot time of built-in device drivers requesting firmware in their ->probe methods, if gfp is GFP_KERNEL. - can't sleep at all if gfp is GFP_ATOMIC. COPYRIGHT
Kernel Hackers Manual 3.10 June 2014 REQUEST_FIRMWARE_NOW(9)

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IPWFW(4)						   BSD Kernel Interfaces Manual 						  IPWFW(4)

NAME
ipwfw -- Firmware Module for Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 driver SYNOPSIS
To compile this module into the kernel, place the following line in your kernel configuration file: device ipwfw This will include three firmware images inside the kernel. If you want to pick only the firmware image for the mode you want to operate your network adapter in choose one of the following: device ipwbssfw device ipwibssfw device ipwmonitorfw Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following lines in loader.conf(5): ipw_bss_load="YES" ipw_ibss_load="YES" ipw_monitor_load="YES" DESCRIPTION
This module provides access to firmware sets for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 series of IEEE 802.11 adapters. It may be statically linked into the kernel, or loaded as a module. For the loaded firmware to be enabled for use the license at /usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/LICENSE must be agreed to by adding the following line to loader.conf(5): legal.intel_ipw.license_ack=1 FILES
/usr/share/doc/legal/intel_ipw/LICENSE ipwfw firmware license SEE ALSO
ipw(4), firmware(9) BSD
January 14, 2010 BSD
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