[PATCH 2/2] ath10k: make core registering async

Kalle Valo kvalo at qca.qualcomm.com
Thu May 22 09:40:50 PDT 2014

Michal Kazior <michal.kazior at tieto.com> writes:

> If ath10k was built into the kernel it could stall
> booting for 120 seconds by default (60 seconds for
> each firmware API variant) waiting for firmware
> files before userspace was ready or filesystems
> mounted.
> Fix this by making the core registering
> asynchronous.
> This also shoves off about 1 second from boot time
> on most systems since the driver is now mostly
> initialized in a worker and modprobe takes very
> little time to complete.
> As a side effect there's no way to propagate
> registering errors to the pci subsystem but this
> probably isn't really necessary.
> Signed-off-by: Michal Kazior <michal.kazior at tieto.com>

I see a new sparse warning with this patch:

drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/core.c:956:6: warning: symbol 'ath10k_core_register_work' was not declared. Should it be static?

Kalle Valo

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