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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:
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
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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