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[Bug 1575393] Re: Please disable long-obsolete CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER


Oh, curious that CONFIG_DELL_RBU depends on the userspace firmware
helper (as a BIOS update sounds like the communication and request goes
from userspace to kernel, not the other way around?).

Anyway, this isn't urgent at all, so if it's not appropriate at that
time, please just close it.

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Wishlist

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  Please disable long-obsolete CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  The kernel has been able to load firmware by itself for several years
  now, and as a result the userspace loading of firmware got dropped in
  udev three years ago

  But Ubuntu's kernels still enable CONFIG_FW_LOADER_USER_HELPER=y. This
  will cause 60 second delays, unless we explicitly signal the kernel
  back from userspace that we don't use an userspace helper (see
  /lib/udev/rules.d/50-firmware.rules). This is a pointless and resource
  wasting no-op.

  Can we please disable this config option by default? After three years
  there's no sign of the userspace stuff ever coming back. It would also
  be high time to change the default upstream of course.


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