LinuxTV Patchwork [RFC,3/4] em28xx: Workaround for new udev versions

login
register
mail settings
Submitter Mauro Carvalho Chehab
Date June 26, 2012, 7:34 p.m.
Message ID <1340739262-13747-4-git-send-email-mchehab@redhat.com>
Download mbox | patch
Permalink /patch/13085/
State Rejected
Headers show

Comments

Mauro Carvalho Chehab - June 26, 2012, 7:34 p.m.
New udev-182 seems to be buggy: even when usermode is enabled, it
insists on needing that probe would defer any firmware requests.
So, drivers with firmware need to defer probe for the first
driver's core request, otherwise an useless penalty of 30 seconds
happens, as udev will refuse to load any firmware.

Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
---

Note: this patch adds an ugly printk there, in order to allow testing it better.
This will be removed at the final version.

 drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c |   39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
Greg Kroah-Hartman - June 26, 2012, 8:40 p.m.
On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 04:34:21PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> New udev-182 seems to be buggy: even when usermode is enabled, it
> insists on needing that probe would defer any firmware requests.
> So, drivers with firmware need to defer probe for the first
> driver's core request, otherwise an useless penalty of 30 seconds
> happens, as udev will refuse to load any firmware.

Shouldn't you fix udev, if it really is a problem here?  Papering over
userspace bugs in the kernel isn't usually a good thing to do, as odds
are, it will hit some other driver sometime, right?

greg k-h
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Greg Kroah-Hartman - June 26, 2012, 8:42 p.m.
On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 04:34:21PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> New udev-182 seems to be buggy: even when usermode is enabled, it
> insists on needing that probe would defer any firmware requests.
> So, drivers with firmware need to defer probe for the first
> driver's core request, otherwise an useless penalty of 30 seconds
> happens, as udev will refuse to load any firmware.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
> ---
> 
> Note: this patch adds an ugly printk there, in order to allow testing it better.
> This will be removed at the final version.
> 
>  drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c |   39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>  1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
> index 9229cd2..9a1c16c 100644
> --- a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
> +++ b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
> @@ -60,6 +60,8 @@ static unsigned int card[]     = {[0 ... (EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1)] = UNSET };
>  module_param_array(card,  int, NULL, 0444);
>  MODULE_PARM_DESC(card,     "card type");
>  
> +static bool is_em28xx_initialized;
> +
>  /* Bitmask marking allocated devices from 0 to EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1 */
>  static unsigned long em28xx_devused;
>  
> @@ -3167,11 +3169,14 @@ static int em28xx_usb_probe(struct usb_interface *interface,
>  	 * postponed, as udev may not be ready yet to honour firmware
>  	 * load requests.
>  	 */
> +printk("em28xx: init = %d, userspace_is_disabled = %d, needs firmware = %d\n",
> +	is_em28xx_initialized,
> +	is_usermodehelp_disabled(), em28xx_boards[id->driver_info].needs_firmware);

debug code?

Also, this doesn't seem wise.  probe() will be called and
is_em28xx_initialized will be 0 before it can be set if the device is
present when the module is loaded.  But, if a new device is added to the
system after probe() already runs, is_em28xx_initialized will be 1, yet
it isn't true for this new device.

So this doesn't seem like a valid solution, even if you were wanting to
paper over a udev bug.


>  	if (em28xx_boards[id->driver_info].needs_firmware &&
> -	    is_usermodehelp_disabled()) {
> -		printk_once(KERN_DEBUG DRIVER_NAME
> -		            ": probe deferred for board %d.\n",
> -		            (unsigned)id->driver_info);
> +	    (!is_em28xx_initialized || is_usermodehelp_disabled())) {
> +		printk(KERN_DEBUG DRIVER_NAME
> +		       ": probe deferred for board %d.\n",
> +		       (unsigned)id->driver_info);
>  		return -EPROBE_DEFER;
>  	}
>  
> @@ -3456,4 +3461,28 @@ static struct usb_driver em28xx_usb_driver = {
>  	.id_table = em28xx_id_table,
>  };
>  
> -module_usb_driver(em28xx_usb_driver);

Hint, if you are removing this macro, you can almost be assured that you
are doing something wrong :)

thanks,

greg k-h
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Mauro Carvalho Chehab - June 26, 2012, 9:07 p.m.
Em 26-06-2012 17:40, Greg KH escreveu:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 04:34:21PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>> New udev-182 seems to be buggy: even when usermode is enabled, it
>> insists on needing that probe would defer any firmware requests.
>> So, drivers with firmware need to defer probe for the first
>> driver's core request, otherwise an useless penalty of 30 seconds
>> happens, as udev will refuse to load any firmware.
> 
> Shouldn't you fix udev, if it really is a problem here?  Papering over
> userspace bugs in the kernel isn't usually a good thing to do, as odds
> are, it will hit some other driver sometime, right?

That's my opinion too, but Kay seems to think otherwise. On his opinion,
waiting for firmware during module_init() is something that were never
allowed at the device model.

Regards,
Mauro
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Mauro Carvalho Chehab - June 26, 2012, 9:21 p.m.
Em 26-06-2012 17:42, Greg KH escreveu:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 04:34:21PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>> New udev-182 seems to be buggy: even when usermode is enabled, it
>> insists on needing that probe would defer any firmware requests.
>> So, drivers with firmware need to defer probe for the first
>> driver's core request, otherwise an useless penalty of 30 seconds
>> happens, as udev will refuse to load any firmware.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
>> ---
>>
>> Note: this patch adds an ugly printk there, in order to allow testing it better.
>> This will be removed at the final version.
>>
>>   drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c |   39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>>   1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
>> index 9229cd2..9a1c16c 100644
>> --- a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
>> +++ b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
>> @@ -60,6 +60,8 @@ static unsigned int card[]     = {[0 ... (EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1)] = UNSET };
>>   module_param_array(card,  int, NULL, 0444);
>>   MODULE_PARM_DESC(card,     "card type");
>>   
>> +static bool is_em28xx_initialized;
>> +
>>   /* Bitmask marking allocated devices from 0 to EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1 */
>>   static unsigned long em28xx_devused;
>>   
>> @@ -3167,11 +3169,14 @@ static int em28xx_usb_probe(struct usb_interface *interface,
>>   	 * postponed, as udev may not be ready yet to honour firmware
>>   	 * load requests.
>>   	 */
>> +printk("em28xx: init = %d, userspace_is_disabled = %d, needs firmware = %d\n",
>> +	is_em28xx_initialized,
>> +	is_usermodehelp_disabled(), em28xx_boards[id->driver_info].needs_firmware);
> 
> debug code?

Yes, temporary debug code, for people @linux-media that might be interested
on testing the patch. It will be removed at the final version, of course.

> Also, this doesn't seem wise.  probe() will be called and
> is_em28xx_initialized will be 0 before it can be set if the device is
> present when the module is loaded.  But, if a new device is added to the
> system after probe() already runs, is_em28xx_initialized will be 1, yet
> it isn't true for this new device.

Yes.
>
> So this doesn't seem like a valid solution, even if you were wanting to
> paper over a udev bug.

The problem with udev-182 is that it blocks firmware load while
mode_init() is happening. Only after the end of module_init(), udev will
handle request_firmware.

This is what happens before this patch series:

[    3.605783] tvp5150 0-005c: tvp5150am1 detected.
[    3.627674] tuner 0-0061: Tuner -1 found with type(s) Radio TV.
[    3.633695] xc2028 0-0061: creating new instance
[    3.638406] xc2028 0-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner
[   64.422633] xc2028 0-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
[   64.429090] em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0xd0
[   64.434959] em28xx #0: AC97 vendor ID = 0xffffffff
[   64.440206] em28xx #0: AC97 features = 0x6a90
[   64.444654] em28xx #0: Empia 202 AC97 audio processor detected
[   64.607494] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
[  125.574760] xc2028 0-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
[  125.645012] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
[  125.650851] em28xx #0: V4L2 VBI device registered as vbi0

The 60s delay is due to the bug (firmware doesn't load there just
because I didn't ask dracut to add it there).

After the patch series, the artificial delay introduced due to udev-182
goes away:

[    2.884657] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[    2.884657] em28xx driver loaded
[    3.123482] em28xx: init = 1, userspace_is_disabled = 0, needs firmware = 1
[    3.123489] em28xx: New device  WinTV HVR-980 @ 480 Mbps (2040:6513, interface 0, class 0)
[    3.123491] em28xx: Audio Vendor Class interface 0 found
[    3.123492] em28xx: Video interface 0 found
[    3.123493] em28xx: DVB interface 0 found
[    3.123633] em28xx #0: chip ID is em2882/em2883
[    3.267680] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 00: 1a eb 67 95 40 20 13 65 d0 12 5c 03 82 1e
[    3.283034] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 10: 00 00 24 57 66 07 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[    3.291857] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 20: 46 00 01 00 f0 10 02 00 b8 00 00 00 5b 1c 00 00
[    3.300682] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 30: 00 00 20 40 20 80 02 20
[    3.315397] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[    3.324263] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00
[    3.339330] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 03 34 00 30 00
[    3.348164] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 70: 32 00 38 00 34 00 34 00 39 00 30 00 31 00 38 00
[    3.356996] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 80: 00 00 1e 03 57 00 69 00 6e 00 54 00 56 00 20 00
[    3.365834] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 90: 48 00 56 00 52 00 2d 00 39 00 38 00 30 00 00 00
[    3.371533] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom a0: 84 12 00 00 05 50 1a 7f d4 78 23 b1 fe d0 18 85
[    3.371537] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom b0: ff 00 00 00 04 84 0a 00 01 01 20 77 00 40 fa 40
[    3.371540] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom c0: 1d f0 74 02 01 00 01 79 4f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[    3.371544] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom d0: 84 12 00 00 05 50 1a 7f d4 78 23 b1 fe d0 18 85
[    3.371547] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom e0: ff 00 00 00 04 84 0a 00 01 01 20 77 00 40 fa 40
[    3.371551] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom f0: 1d f0 74 02 01 00 01 79 4f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[    3.371556] em28xx #0: EEPROM ID= 0x9567eb1a, EEPROM hash = 0x994b2bdd
[    3.371557] em28xx #0: EEPROM info:
[    3.371558] em28xx #0:	AC97 audio (5 sample rates)
[    3.371558] em28xx #0:	500mA max power
[    3.371560] em28xx #0:	Table at 0x24, strings=0x1e82, 0x186a, 0x0000
[    3.371562] em28xx #0: Identified as Hauppauge WinTV HVR 950 (card=16)
[    3.487464] tvp5150 0-005c: chip found @ 0xb8 (em28xx #0)
[    3.814980] em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0xd0
[    3.820851] em28xx #0: AC97 vendor ID = 0xffffffff
[    3.826129] em28xx #0: AC97 features = 0x6a90
[    3.830561] em28xx #0: Empia 202 AC97 audio processor detected
[    3.996943] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
[    4.078987] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
[    4.078989] em28xx #0: V4L2 VBI device registered as vbi0
[    4.137199] em28xx #0: em28xx #0/2: xc3028 attached
[    4.173927] DVB: registering new adapter (em28xx #0)
[    4.188846] em28xx #0: Successfully loaded em28xx-dvb

In other words, only the .probe() that is called during usb_register() is affected
by this behavior. Subsequent device additions/removals aren't affected:

[ 8125.049183] xc2028 0-0061: destroying instance
[ 8127.217933] usb 1-6: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd
[ 8127.343456] usb 1-6: New USB device found, idVendor=2040, idProduct=6513
[ 8127.350144] usb 1-6: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 8127.357261] usb 1-6: Product: WinTV HVR-980
[ 8127.361428] usb 1-6: SerialNumber: 4028449018
[ 8127.366176] em28xx: init = 1, userspace_is_disabled = 0, needs firmware = 1
[ 8127.373153] em28xx: New device  WinTV HVR-980 @ 480 Mbps (2040:6513, interface 0, class 0)
[ 8127.381416] em28xx: Audio Vendor Class interface 0 found
[ 8127.386709] em28xx: Video interface 0 found
[ 8127.390879] em28xx: DVB interface 0 found
[ 8127.395049] em28xx #0: chip ID is em2882/em2883
[ 8127.542105] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 00: 1a eb 67 95 40 20 13 65 d0 12 5c 03 82 1e 6a 18
[ 8127.550112] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 10: 00 00 24 57 66 07 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 8127.558090] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 20: 46 00 01 00 f0 10 02 00 b8 00 00 00 5b 1c 00 00
[ 8127.566074] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 30: 00 00 20 40 20 80 02 20 01 01 01 01 00 00 00 00
[ 8127.574065] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 8127.582050] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 8127.590037] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 03 34 00 30 00
[ 8127.598023] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 70: 32 00 38 00 34 00 34 00 39 00 30 00 31 00 38 00
[ 8127.606008] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 80: 00 00 1e 03 57 00 69 00 6e 00 54 00 56 00 20 00
[ 8127.613989] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom 90: 48 00 56 00 52 00 2d 00 39 00 38 00 30 00 00 00
[ 8127.621979] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom a0: 84 12 00 00 05 50 1a 7f d4 78 23 b1 fe d0 18 85
[ 8127.629967] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom b0: ff 00 00 00 04 84 0a 00 01 01 20 77 00 40 fa 40
[ 8127.637951] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom c0: 1d f0 74 02 01 00 01 79 4f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 8127.645938] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom d0: 84 12 00 00 05 50 1a 7f d4 78 23 b1 fe d0 18 85
[ 8127.653924] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom e0: ff 00 00 00 04 84 0a 00 01 01 20 77 00 40 fa 40
[ 8127.661912] em28xx #0: i2c eeprom f0: 1d f0 74 02 01 00 01 79 4f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 8127.669898] em28xx #0: EEPROM ID= 0x9567eb1a, EEPROM hash = 0x994b2bdd
[ 8127.676402] em28xx #0: EEPROM info:
[ 8127.679875] em28xx #0:	AC97 audio (5 sample rates)
[ 8127.684648] em28xx #0:	500mA max power
[ 8127.688384] em28xx #0:	Table at 0x24, strings=0x1e82, 0x186a, 0x0000
[ 8127.694714] em28xx #0: Identified as Hauppauge WinTV HVR 950 (card=16)
[ 8127.701218] tveeprom 0-0050: Hauppauge model 65201, rev A1C0, serial# 1917178
[ 8127.708327] tveeprom 0-0050: tuner model is Xceive XC3028 (idx 120, type 71)
[ 8127.715351] tveeprom 0-0050: TV standards PAL(B/G) PAL(I) PAL(D/D1/K) ATSC/DVB Digital (eeprom 0xd4)
[ 8127.724451] tveeprom 0-0050: audio processor is None (idx 0)
[ 8127.730090] tveeprom 0-0050: has radio
[ 8127.735621] tvp5150 0-005c: chip found @ 0xb8 (em28xx #0)
[ 8127.788094] tvp5150 0-005c: tvp5150am1 detected.
[ 8127.810607] tuner 0-0061: Tuner -1 found with type(s) Radio TV.
[ 8127.816574] xc2028 0-0061: creating new instance
[ 8127.821183] xc2028 0-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner

>>   	if (em28xx_boards[id->driver_info].needs_firmware &&
>> -	    is_usermodehelp_disabled()) {
>> -		printk_once(KERN_DEBUG DRIVER_NAME
>> -		            ": probe deferred for board %d.\n",
>> -		            (unsigned)id->driver_info);
>> +	    (!is_em28xx_initialized || is_usermodehelp_disabled())) {
>> +		printk(KERN_DEBUG DRIVER_NAME
>> +		       ": probe deferred for board %d.\n",
>> +		       (unsigned)id->driver_info);
>>   		return -EPROBE_DEFER;
>>   	}
>>   
>> @@ -3456,4 +3461,28 @@ static struct usb_driver em28xx_usb_driver = {
>>   	.id_table = em28xx_id_table,
>>   };
>>   
>> -module_usb_driver(em28xx_usb_driver);
> 
> Hint, if you are removing this macro, you can almost be assured that you
> are doing something wrong :)

:)

Regards,
Mauro
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Greg Kroah-Hartman - June 26, 2012, 9:27 p.m.
On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 06:21:02PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> Em 26-06-2012 17:42, Greg KH escreveu:
> > On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 04:34:21PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> >> New udev-182 seems to be buggy: even when usermode is enabled, it
> >> insists on needing that probe would defer any firmware requests.
> >> So, drivers with firmware need to defer probe for the first
> >> driver's core request, otherwise an useless penalty of 30 seconds
> >> happens, as udev will refuse to load any firmware.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
> >> ---
> >>
> >> Note: this patch adds an ugly printk there, in order to allow testing it better.
> >> This will be removed at the final version.
> >>
> >>   drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c |   39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++----
> >>   1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> diff --git a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
> >> index 9229cd2..9a1c16c 100644
> >> --- a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
> >> +++ b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
> >> @@ -60,6 +60,8 @@ static unsigned int card[]     = {[0 ... (EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1)] = UNSET };
> >>   module_param_array(card,  int, NULL, 0444);
> >>   MODULE_PARM_DESC(card,     "card type");
> >>   
> >> +static bool is_em28xx_initialized;
> >> +
> >>   /* Bitmask marking allocated devices from 0 to EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1 */
> >>   static unsigned long em28xx_devused;
> >>   
> >> @@ -3167,11 +3169,14 @@ static int em28xx_usb_probe(struct usb_interface *interface,
> >>   	 * postponed, as udev may not be ready yet to honour firmware
> >>   	 * load requests.
> >>   	 */
> >> +printk("em28xx: init = %d, userspace_is_disabled = %d, needs firmware = %d\n",
> >> +	is_em28xx_initialized,
> >> +	is_usermodehelp_disabled(), em28xx_boards[id->driver_info].needs_firmware);
> > 
> > debug code?
> 
> Yes, temporary debug code, for people @linux-media that might be interested
> on testing the patch. It will be removed at the final version, of course.
> 
> > Also, this doesn't seem wise.  probe() will be called and
> > is_em28xx_initialized will be 0 before it can be set if the device is
> > present when the module is loaded.  But, if a new device is added to the
> > system after probe() already runs, is_em28xx_initialized will be 1, yet
> > it isn't true for this new device.
> 
> Yes.

So you really want that?  That doesn't make any sense, sorry.

> > So this doesn't seem like a valid solution, even if you were wanting to
> > paper over a udev bug.
> 
> The problem with udev-182 is that it blocks firmware load while
> mode_init() is happening. Only after the end of module_init(), udev will
> handle request_firmware.

How does udev "know" that module_init() is completed, or even in the
picture at all?  Is this due to the change to use kmod?

And you really should be using the async firmware loading path, that
would solve this problem entirely, right?

> This is what happens before this patch series:
> 
> [    3.605783] tvp5150 0-005c: tvp5150am1 detected.
> [    3.627674] tuner 0-0061: Tuner -1 found with type(s) Radio TV.
> [    3.633695] xc2028 0-0061: creating new instance
> [    3.638406] xc2028 0-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner
> [   64.422633] xc2028 0-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
> [   64.429090] em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0xd0
> [   64.434959] em28xx #0: AC97 vendor ID = 0xffffffff
> [   64.440206] em28xx #0: AC97 features = 0x6a90
> [   64.444654] em28xx #0: Empia 202 AC97 audio processor detected
> [   64.607494] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
> [  125.574760] xc2028 0-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
> [  125.645012] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
> [  125.650851] em28xx #0: V4L2 VBI device registered as vbi0
> 
> The 60s delay is due to the bug (firmware doesn't load there just
> because I didn't ask dracut to add it there).

Ok, if you ask for firmware that you don't have, stalling is normal.
Not good though, and one big reason you should switch to using the async
model of firmware loading (a long time ago I wanted that to be the only
model, but I lost that argument...)

> After the patch series, the artificial delay introduced due to udev-182
> goes away:

Wait, if the firmware isn't present, how could any delay go away?  Why
would it go away?

still confused,

greg k-h
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Kay Sievers - June 26, 2012, 9:56 p.m.
On Tue, 2012-06-26 at 18:07 -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> Em 26-06-2012 17:40, Greg KH escreveu:
> > On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 04:34:21PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
> >> New udev-182 seems to be buggy: even when usermode is enabled, it
> >> insists on needing that probe would defer any firmware requests.
> >> So, drivers with firmware need to defer probe for the first
> >> driver's core request, otherwise an useless penalty of 30 seconds
> >> happens, as udev will refuse to load any firmware.
> > 
> > Shouldn't you fix udev, if it really is a problem here?  Papering over
> > userspace bugs in the kernel isn't usually a good thing to do, as odds
> > are, it will hit some other driver sometime, right?
> 
> That's my opinion too, but Kay seems to think otherwise. On his opinion,
> waiting for firmware during module_init() is something that were never
> allowed at the device model.

No, that's not at all an udev *bug*, the changelog in this patch is just
plain wrong. It's just udev making noise about a broken driver behavior.
And it's the messenger, not the problem.

Kernel modules must not block in module_init() in a userspace
transaction (fw load) that can take an unpredictable amount of time. It
results in broken suspend/resume paths, or broken compiled-in module
behaviour, and a modprobe processes which hangs uninterruptible until
the firmware timeout happens.

Uevents have dependencies, if a parent device event calls modprobe, the
child device it creates will waits for the parent event to finish, but
if the parent blocks in modprobe, it will not finish and we run into the
deadlock udev complains about.

Udev used to work around that, that workaround we turned into the logged
error we see now. Again, uninterruptible blocking of module_init() in a
in-kernel callout-to-userspace is not proper driver behavior, and needs
to be changed. 

Thanks,
Kay

--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Mauro Carvalho Chehab - June 26, 2012, 10:01 p.m.
Em 26-06-2012 18:27, Greg KH escreveu:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 06:21:02PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>> Em 26-06-2012 17:42, Greg KH escreveu:
>>> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 04:34:21PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>>>> New udev-182 seems to be buggy: even when usermode is enabled, it
>>>> insists on needing that probe would defer any firmware requests.
>>>> So, drivers with firmware need to defer probe for the first
>>>> driver's core request, otherwise an useless penalty of 30 seconds
>>>> happens, as udev will refuse to load any firmware.
>>>>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
>>>> ---
>>>>
>>>> Note: this patch adds an ugly printk there, in order to allow testing it better.
>>>> This will be removed at the final version.
>>>>
>>>>    drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c |   39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>>>>    1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>>>>
>>>> diff --git a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
>>>> index 9229cd2..9a1c16c 100644
>>>> --- a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
>>>> +++ b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
>>>> @@ -60,6 +60,8 @@ static unsigned int card[]     = {[0 ... (EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1)] = UNSET };
>>>>    module_param_array(card,  int, NULL, 0444);
>>>>    MODULE_PARM_DESC(card,     "card type");
>>>>    
>>>> +static bool is_em28xx_initialized;
>>>> +
>>>>    /* Bitmask marking allocated devices from 0 to EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1 */
>>>>    static unsigned long em28xx_devused;
>>>>    
>>>> @@ -3167,11 +3169,14 @@ static int em28xx_usb_probe(struct usb_interface *interface,
>>>>    	 * postponed, as udev may not be ready yet to honour firmware
>>>>    	 * load requests.
>>>>    	 */
>>>> +printk("em28xx: init = %d, userspace_is_disabled = %d, needs firmware = %d\n",
>>>> +	is_em28xx_initialized,
>>>> +	is_usermodehelp_disabled(), em28xx_boards[id->driver_info].needs_firmware);
>>>
>>> debug code?
>>
>> Yes, temporary debug code, for people @linux-media that might be interested
>> on testing the patch. It will be removed at the final version, of course.
>>
>>> Also, this doesn't seem wise.  probe() will be called and
>>> is_em28xx_initialized will be 0 before it can be set if the device is
>>> present when the module is loaded.  But, if a new device is added to the
>>> system after probe() already runs, is_em28xx_initialized will be 1, yet
>>> it isn't true for this new device.
>>
>> Yes.
> 
> So you really want that?  That doesn't make any sense, sorry.
> 
>>> So this doesn't seem like a valid solution, even if you were wanting to
>>> paper over a udev bug.
>>
>> The problem with udev-182 is that it blocks firmware load while
>> mode_init() is happening. Only after the end of module_init(), udev will
>> handle request_firmware.
> 
> How does udev "know" that module_init() is completed, or even in the
> picture at all?  Is this due to the change to use kmod?

Yes, I suspect so. It is probably running on a single thread mode. So,
while driver is loaading/probing, it is blocking request firmwares on
that driver.

> And you really should be using the async firmware loading path, that
> would solve this problem entirely, right?

As already explained, async firmware won't solve, as probe() cannot complete
without firmware. Em28xx is a good media device Citizen (and it might be possible
to use async firmware on this particular case), as the em28xx bridge
firmware is stored on a ROM memory inside the chip, but devices based
on Cypress FX2 CPU can only be probed after firmware load.

> 
>> This is what happens before this patch series:
>>
>> [    3.605783] tvp5150 0-005c: tvp5150am1 detected.
>> [    3.627674] tuner 0-0061: Tuner -1 found with type(s) Radio TV.
>> [    3.633695] xc2028 0-0061: creating new instance
>> [    3.638406] xc2028 0-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner
>> [   64.422633] xc2028 0-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
>> [   64.429090] em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0xd0
>> [   64.434959] em28xx #0: AC97 vendor ID = 0xffffffff
>> [   64.440206] em28xx #0: AC97 features = 0x6a90
>> [   64.444654] em28xx #0: Empia 202 AC97 audio processor detected
>> [   64.607494] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
>> [  125.574760] xc2028 0-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
>> [  125.645012] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
>> [  125.650851] em28xx #0: V4L2 VBI device registered as vbi0
>>
>> The 60s delay is due to the bug (firmware doesn't load there just
>> because I didn't ask dracut to add it there).
> 
> Ok, if you ask for firmware that you don't have, stalling is normal.
> Not good though, and one big reason you should switch to using the async
> model of firmware loading (a long time ago I wanted that to be the only
> model, but I lost that argument...)
> 
>> After the patch series, the artificial delay introduced due to udev-182
>> goes away:
> 
> Wait, if the firmware isn't present, how could any delay go away?  Why
> would it go away?
> 
> still confused,

Good point. I'll do more tests there, forcing dracut to store the firmware
for this device at initfs and see what happens with and without the patch.

Maybe there's something else happening here.

Thanks!
Mauro
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
Mauro Carvalho Chehab - June 28, 2012, 5:51 p.m.
Em 26-06-2012 19:01, Mauro Carvalho Chehab escreveu:
> Em 26-06-2012 18:27, Greg KH escreveu:
>> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 06:21:02PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>>> Em 26-06-2012 17:42, Greg KH escreveu:
>>>> On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 04:34:21PM -0300, Mauro Carvalho Chehab wrote:
>>>>> New udev-182 seems to be buggy: even when usermode is enabled, it
>>>>> insists on needing that probe would defer any firmware requests.
>>>>> So, drivers with firmware need to defer probe for the first
>>>>> driver's core request, otherwise an useless penalty of 30 seconds
>>>>> happens, as udev will refuse to load any firmware.
>>>>>
>>>>> Signed-off-by: Mauro Carvalho Chehab <mchehab@redhat.com>
>>>>> ---
>>>>>
>>>>> Note: this patch adds an ugly printk there, in order to allow testing it better.
>>>>> This will be removed at the final version.
>>>>>
>>>>>     drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c |   39 +++++++++++++++++++++++++----
>>>>>     1 file changed, 34 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
>>>>>
>>>>> diff --git a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
>>>>> index 9229cd2..9a1c16c 100644
>>>>> --- a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
>>>>> +++ b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
>>>>> @@ -60,6 +60,8 @@ static unsigned int card[]     = {[0 ... (EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1)] = UNSET };
>>>>>     module_param_array(card,  int, NULL, 0444);
>>>>>     MODULE_PARM_DESC(card,     "card type");
>>>>>     
>>>>> +static bool is_em28xx_initialized;
>>>>> +
>>>>>     /* Bitmask marking allocated devices from 0 to EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1 */
>>>>>     static unsigned long em28xx_devused;
>>>>>     
>>>>> @@ -3167,11 +3169,14 @@ static int em28xx_usb_probe(struct usb_interface *interface,
>>>>>     	 * postponed, as udev may not be ready yet to honour firmware
>>>>>     	 * load requests.
>>>>>     	 */
>>>>> +printk("em28xx: init = %d, userspace_is_disabled = %d, needs firmware = %d\n",
>>>>> +	is_em28xx_initialized,
>>>>> +	is_usermodehelp_disabled(), em28xx_boards[id->driver_info].needs_firmware);
>>>>
>>>> debug code?
>>>
>>> Yes, temporary debug code, for people @linux-media that might be interested
>>> on testing the patch. It will be removed at the final version, of course.
>>>
>>>> Also, this doesn't seem wise.  probe() will be called and
>>>> is_em28xx_initialized will be 0 before it can be set if the device is
>>>> present when the module is loaded.  But, if a new device is added to the
>>>> system after probe() already runs, is_em28xx_initialized will be 1, yet
>>>> it isn't true for this new device.
>>>
>>> Yes.
>>
>> So you really want that?  That doesn't make any sense, sorry.
>>
>>>> So this doesn't seem like a valid solution, even if you were wanting to
>>>> paper over a udev bug.
>>>
>>> The problem with udev-182 is that it blocks firmware load while
>>> mode_init() is happening. Only after the end of module_init(), udev will
>>> handle request_firmware.
>>
>> How does udev "know" that module_init() is completed, or even in the
>> picture at all?  Is this due to the change to use kmod?
> 
> Yes, I suspect so. It is probably running on a single thread mode. So,
> while driver is loaading/probing, it is blocking request firmwares on
> that driver.
> 
>> And you really should be using the async firmware loading path, that
>> would solve this problem entirely, right?
> 
> As already explained, async firmware won't solve, as probe() cannot complete
> without firmware. Em28xx is a good media device Citizen (and it might be possible
> to use async firmware on this particular case), as the em28xx bridge
> firmware is stored on a ROM memory inside the chip, but devices based
> on Cypress FX2 CPU can only be probed after firmware load.
> 
>>
>>> This is what happens before this patch series:
>>>
>>> [    3.605783] tvp5150 0-005c: tvp5150am1 detected.
>>> [    3.627674] tuner 0-0061: Tuner -1 found with type(s) Radio TV.
>>> [    3.633695] xc2028 0-0061: creating new instance
>>> [    3.638406] xc2028 0-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner
>>> [   64.422633] xc2028 0-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
>>> [   64.429090] em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0xd0
>>> [   64.434959] em28xx #0: AC97 vendor ID = 0xffffffff
>>> [   64.440206] em28xx #0: AC97 features = 0x6a90
>>> [   64.444654] em28xx #0: Empia 202 AC97 audio processor detected
>>> [   64.607494] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
>>> [  125.574760] xc2028 0-0061: Error: firmware xc3028-v27.fw not found.
>>> [  125.645012] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
>>> [  125.650851] em28xx #0: V4L2 VBI device registered as vbi0
>>>
>>> The 60s delay is due to the bug (firmware doesn't load there just
>>> because I didn't ask dracut to add it there).
>>
>> Ok, if you ask for firmware that you don't have, stalling is normal.
>> Not good though, and one big reason you should switch to using the async
>> model of firmware loading (a long time ago I wanted that to be the only
>> model, but I lost that argument...)
>>
>>> After the patch series, the artificial delay introduced due to udev-182
>>> goes away:
>>
>> Wait, if the firmware isn't present, how could any delay go away?  Why
>> would it go away?
>>
>> still confused,
> 
> Good point. I'll do more tests there, forcing dracut to store the firmware
> for this device at initfs and see what happens with and without the patch.
> 
> Maybe there's something else happening here.

The deferred probe() doesn't work as I would expect. It will only "flush" the
deferred events when a new device is plugged.

This is what happens with the patches applied and driver compiled as module
(so, the firmware file for xc3028 is there):

[   13.466116] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[   14.161928] em28xx: init = 0, userspace_is_disabled = 0, needs firmware = 1
[   14.169149] em28xx: probe deferred for board 16.
[   14.169167] usb 1-6:1.0: Driver em28xx requests probe deferral
[   14.175271] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[   14.181062] em28xx driver loaded
[   14.616160] snd_hda_intel 0000:00:1b.0: irq 67 for MSI/MSI-X
...

[   14.810557] em28xx: init = 1, userspace_is_disabled = 0, needs firmware = 1
[   14.817698] em28xx: New device  WinTV HVR-980 @ 480 Mbps (2040:6513, interface 0, class 0)
[   14.826135] em28xx: Audio Vendor Class interface 0 found
...
[   16.570085] xc2028: Xcv2028/3028 init called!
...
[   16.581414] xc2028 3-0061: Reading firmware xc3028-v27.fw


However, If I remove the modules and re-insert them, with the device connected,
the em28xx device load fails:

[ 1081.216543] usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx
[ 1081.222094] em28xx driver loaded

Only after connecting another device, the probe will happen:

[ 1093.278511] usb 1-6.4: new high-speed USB device number 11 using ehci_hcd
[ 1093.360211] usb 1-6.4: New USB device found, idVendor=eb1a, idProduct=2875
[ 1093.367074] usb 1-6.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 1093.374363] usb 1-6.4: Product: USB 2875 Device
[ 1093.378876] usb 1-6.4: SerialNumber: 123456789ABCD?USB 2875 Device
[ 1093.385431] em28xx: init = 1, userspace_is_disabled = 0, needs firmware = 0
[ 1093.392449] em28xx: New device  USB 2875 Device @ 480 Mbps (eb1a:2875, interface 0, class 0)
[ 1093.400884] em28xx: DVB interface 0 found
[ 1093.405063] em28xx #0: chip ID is em2874
[ 1093.506333] em28xx #0: found i2c device @ 0xa0 [eeprom]
[ 1093.523324] em28xx #0: Your board has no unique USB ID.
[ 1093.528535] em28xx #0: A hint were successfully done, based on i2c devicelist hash.
[ 1093.536168] em28xx #0: This method is not 100% failproof.
[ 1093.541552] em28xx #0: If the board were missdetected, please email this log to:
[ 1093.548919] em28xx #0: 	V4L Mailing List  <linux-media@vger.kernel.org>
[ 1093.555508] em28xx #0: Board detected as EM2874 Leadership ISDBT
[ 1093.645024] em28xx #0: Identified as EM2874 Leadership ISDBT (card=77)
[ 1093.651536] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
[ 1093.660990] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
[ 1093.667177] em28xx: init = 1, userspace_is_disabled = 0, needs firmware = 1

The above logs are due to the new device that doesn't require any firmware:
As already said, em28xx firmware is written inside the chip's ROM. On this
device, both ISDB-T tuning and demod are provided by s921 frontend, and this
frontend doesn't require firmware. So, probing here is never deferred.

After finishing the non-deferred probe(), the deferred one happens:

[ 1093.674162] em28xx: New device  WinTV HVR-980 @ 480 Mbps (2040:6513, interface 0, class 0)
[ 1093.682398] em28xx: Audio Vendor Class interface 0 found
[ 1093.687693] em28xx: Video interface 0 found
[ 1093.691890] em28xx: DVB interface 0 found
[ 1093.696103] em28xx #1: chip ID is em2882/em2883
[ 1093.713968] s921: s921_attach: 
[ 1093.713972] DVB: registering new adapter (em28xx #0)
[ 1093.718934] dvb_register_frontend
[ 1093.722251] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Sharp S921)...
[ 1093.728421] dvb_frontend_clear_cache() Clearing cache for delivery system 8
[ 1093.736805] em28xx #0: Successfully loaded em28xx-dvb
[ 1093.741846] Em28xx: Initialized (Em28xx dvb Extension) extension
[ 1093.843211] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom 00: 1a eb 67 95 40 20 13 65 d0 12 5c 03 82 1e 6a 18
[ 1093.851221] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom 10: 00 00 24 57 66 07 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 1093.859206] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom 20: 46 00 01 00 f0 10 02 00 b8 00 00 00 5b 1c 00 00
[ 1093.867189] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom 30: 00 00 20 40 20 80 02 20 01 01 01 01 00 00 00 00
[ 1093.875178] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom 40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 1093.883158] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom 50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 1093.891200] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom 60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 03 34 00 30 00
[ 1093.899192] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom 70: 32 00 38 00 34 00 34 00 39 00 30 00 31 00 38 00
[ 1093.907179] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom 80: 00 00 1e 03 57 00 69 00 6e 00 54 00 56 00 20 00
[ 1093.915165] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom 90: 48 00 56 00 52 00 2d 00 39 00 38 00 30 00 00 00
[ 1093.923150] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom a0: 84 12 00 00 05 50 1a 7f d4 78 23 b1 fe d0 18 85
[ 1093.931133] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom b0: ff 00 00 00 04 84 0a 00 01 01 20 77 00 40 fa 40
[ 1093.939132] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom c0: 1d f0 74 02 01 00 01 79 4f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 1093.947128] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom d0: 84 12 00 00 05 50 1a 7f d4 78 23 b1 fe d0 18 85
[ 1093.955118] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom e0: ff 00 00 00 04 84 0a 00 01 01 20 77 00 40 fa 40
[ 1093.963122] em28xx #1: i2c eeprom f0: 1d f0 74 02 01 00 01 79 4f 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
[ 1093.971113] em28xx #1: EEPROM ID= 0x9567eb1a, EEPROM hash = 0x994b2bdd
[ 1093.977617] em28xx #1: EEPROM info:
[ 1093.981091] em28xx #1:	AC97 audio (5 sample rates)
[ 1093.985865] em28xx #1:	500mA max power
[ 1093.989599] em28xx #1:	Table at 0x24, strings=0x1e82, 0x186a, 0x0000
[ 1093.995929] em28xx #1: Identified as Hauppauge WinTV HVR 950 (card=16)
[ 1094.003609] tveeprom 4-0050: Hauppauge model 65201, rev A1C0, serial# 1917178
[ 1094.010755] tveeprom 4-0050: tuner model is Xceive XC3028 (idx 120, type 71)
[ 1094.017809] tveeprom 4-0050: TV standards PAL(B/G) PAL(I) PAL(D/D1/K) ATSC/DVB Digital (eeprom 0xd4)
[ 1094.026962] tveeprom 4-0050: audio processor is None (idx 0)
[ 1094.032654] tveeprom 4-0050: has radio
[ 1094.038164] tvp5150 4-005c: chip found @ 0xb8 (em28xx #1)
[ 1094.091327] tvp5150 4-005c: tvp5150am1 detected.
[ 1094.114072] tuner 4-0061: Tuner -1 found with type(s) Radio TV.
[ 1094.120031] xc2028: Xcv2028/3028 init called!
[ 1094.120038] xc2028 4-0061: creating new instance
[ 1094.124644] xc2028 4-0061: type set to XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuner
[ 1094.130716] xc2028 4-0061: xc2028_set_config called
[ 1094.130734] xc2028 4-0061: xc2028_set_analog_freq called
[ 1094.130736] xc2028 4-0061: generic_set_freq called
[ 1094.130739] xc2028 4-0061: should set frequency 567250 kHz
[ 1094.130741] xc2028 4-0061: check_firmware called
[ 1094.130743] xc2028 4-0061: load_all_firmwares called
[ 1094.130746] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware xc3028-v27.fw
[ 1094.131248] xc2028 4-0061: Loading 80 firmware images from xc3028-v27.fw, type: xc2028 firmware, ver 2.7
[ 1094.140707] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type BASE F8MHZ (3), id 0, size=8718.
[ 1094.140714] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type BASE F8MHZ MTS (7), id 0, size=8712.
[ 1094.140719] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type BASE FM (401), id 0, size=8562.
[ 1094.140725] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type BASE FM INPUT1 (c01), id 0, size=8576.
[ 1094.140731] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type BASE (1), id 0, size=8706.
[ 1094.140735] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type BASE MTS (5), id 0, size=8682.
[ 1094.140739] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 100000007, size=161.
[ 1094.140741] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id 100000007, size=169.
[ 1094.140744] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 200000007, size=161.
[ 1094.140746] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id 200000007, size=169.
[ 1094.140748] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 400000007, size=161.
[ 1094.140750] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id 400000007, size=169.
[ 1094.140752] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 800000007, size=161.
[ 1094.140755] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id 800000007, size=169.
[ 1094.140757] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 3000000e0, size=161.
[ 1094.140759] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id 3000000e0, size=169.
[ 1094.140761] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id c000000e0, size=161.
[ 1094.140764] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id c000000e0, size=169.
[ 1094.140766] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 200000, size=161.
[ 1094.140768] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id 200000, size=169.
[ 1094.140770] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 4000000, size=161.
[ 1094.140772] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id 4000000, size=169.
[ 1094.140775] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type D2633 DTV6 ATSC (10030), id 0, size=149.
[ 1094.140778] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type D2620 DTV6 QAM (68), id 0, size=149.
[ 1094.140781] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type D2633 DTV6 QAM (70), id 0, size=149.
[ 1094.140784] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type D2620 DTV7 (88), id 0, size=149.
[ 1094.140787] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type D2633 DTV7 (90), id 0, size=149.
[ 1094.140790] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type D2620 DTV78 (108), id 0, size=149.
[ 1094.140792] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type D2633 DTV78 (110), id 0, size=149.
[ 1094.140795] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type D2620 DTV8 (208), id 0, size=149.
[ 1094.140798] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type D2633 DTV8 (210), id 0, size=149.
[ 1094.140800] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type FM (400), id 0, size=135.
[ 1094.140803] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 10, size=161.
[ 1094.140805] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id 10, size=169.
[ 1094.140807] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 1000400000, size=169.
[ 1094.140809] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id c00400000, size=161.
[ 1094.140812] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 800000, size=161.
[ 1094.140814] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 8000, size=161.
[ 1094.140816] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type LCD (1000), id 8000, size=161.
[ 1094.140818] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type LCD NOGD (3000), id 8000, size=161.
[ 1094.140821] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id 8000, size=169.
[ 1094.140823] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id b700, size=161.
[ 1094.140825] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type LCD (1000), id b700, size=161.
[ 1094.140827] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type LCD NOGD (3000), id b700, size=161.
[ 1094.140830] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type (0), id 2000, size=161.
[ 1094.140832] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS (4), id b700, size=169.
[ 1094.140834] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS LCD (1004), id b700, size=169.
[ 1094.140837] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS LCD NOGD (3004), id b700, size=169.
[ 1094.140840] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_3280 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140843] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_3300 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140846] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_3440 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140849] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_3460 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140852] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type DTV6 ATSC OREN36 SCODE HAS_IF_3800 (60210020), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140856] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_4000 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140859] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type DTV6 ATSC TOYOTA388 SCODE HAS_IF_4080 (60410020), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140862] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_4200 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140865] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MONO SCODE HAS_IF_4320 (60008000), id 8000, size=192.
[ 1094.140869] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_4450 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140872] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MTS LCD NOGD MONO IF SCODE HAS_IF_4500 (6002b004), id b700, size=192.
[ 1094.140876] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type LCD NOGD IF SCODE HAS_IF_4600 (60023000), id 8000, size=192.
[ 1094.140880] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type DTV6 QAM DTV7 DTV78 DTV8 ZARLINK456 SCODE HAS_IF_4760 (620003e0), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140884] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_4940 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140887] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_5260 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140890] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MONO SCODE HAS_IF_5320 (60008000), id f00000007, size=192.
[ 1094.140893] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type DTV7 DTV78 DTV8 DIBCOM52 CHINA SCODE HAS_IF_5400 (65000380), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140897] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type DTV6 ATSC OREN538 SCODE HAS_IF_5580 (60110020), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140901] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_5640 (60000000), id 300000007, size=192.
[ 1094.140904] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_5740 (60000000), id c00000007, size=192.
[ 1094.140907] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_5900 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140910] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MONO SCODE HAS_IF_6000 (60008000), id c04c000f0, size=192.
[ 1094.140913] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type DTV6 QAM ATSC LG60 F6MHZ SCODE HAS_IF_6200 (68050060), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140917] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_6240 (60000000), id 10, size=192.
[ 1094.140920] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MONO SCODE HAS_IF_6320 (60008000), id 200000, size=192.
[ 1094.140923] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_6340 (60000000), id 200000, size=192.
[ 1094.140926] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MONO SCODE HAS_IF_6500 (60008000), id c044000e0, size=192.
[ 1094.140929] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type DTV6 ATSC ATI638 SCODE HAS_IF_6580 (60090020), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140933] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_6600 (60000000), id 3000000e0, size=192.
[ 1094.140936] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type MONO SCODE HAS_IF_6680 (60008000), id 3000000e0, size=192.
[ 1094.140939] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type DTV6 ATSC TOYOTA794 SCODE HAS_IF_8140 (60810020), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140942] xc2028 4-0061: Reading firmware type SCODE HAS_IF_8200 (60000000), id 0, size=192.
[ 1094.140950] xc2028 4-0061: Firmware files loaded.
[ 1094.140952] xc2028 4-0061: checking firmware, user requested type=MTS (4), id 000000000000b700, scode_tbl (0), scode_nr 0
[ 1094.173746] xc2028 4-0061: load_firmware called
[ 1094.173749] xc2028 4-0061: seek_firmware called, want type=BASE MTS (5), id 0000000000000000.
[ 1094.173755] xc2028 4-0061: Found firmware for type=BASE MTS (5), id 0000000000000000.
[ 1094.173759] xc2028 4-0061: Loading firmware for type=BASE MTS (5), id 0000000000000000.
[ 1095.319660] xc2028 4-0061: Load init1 firmware, if exists
[ 1095.319664] xc2028 4-0061: load_firmware called
[ 1095.319666] xc2028 4-0061: seek_firmware called, want type=BASE INIT1 MTS (4005), id 0000000000000000.
[ 1095.319672] xc2028 4-0061: Can't find firmware for type=BASE INIT1 MTS (4005), id 0000000000000000.
[ 1095.319677] xc2028 4-0061: load_firmware called
[ 1095.319680] xc2028 4-0061: seek_firmware called, want type=BASE INIT1 MTS (4005), id 0000000000000000.
[ 1095.319685] xc2028 4-0061: Can't find firmware for type=BASE INIT1 MTS (4005), id 0000000000000000.
[ 1095.319690] xc2028 4-0061: load_firmware called
[ 1095.319692] xc2028 4-0061: seek_firmware called, want type=MTS (4), id 000000000000b700.
[ 1095.319696] xc2028 4-0061: Found firmware for type=MTS (4), id 000000000000b700.
[ 1095.319700] xc2028 4-0061: Loading firmware for type=MTS (4), id 000000000000b700.
[ 1095.345750] xc2028 4-0061: Trying to load scode 0
[ 1095.345754] xc2028 4-0061: load_scode called
[ 1095.345756] xc2028 4-0061: seek_firmware called, want type=MTS SCODE (20000004), id 000000000000b700.
[ 1095.345762] xc2028 4-0061: Found firmware for type=MTS SCODE (20000004), id 000000000000b700.
[ 1095.345766] xc2028 4-0061: Loading SCODE for type=MTS LCD NOGD MONO IF SCODE HAS_IF_4500 (6002b004), id 000000000000b700.
[ 1095.359368] xc2028 4-0061: xc2028_get_reg 0004 called
[ 1095.360387] xc2028 4-0061: xc2028_get_reg 0008 called
[ 1095.361389] xc2028 4-0061: Device is Xceive 3028 version 1.0, firmware version 2.7

The last log shows that the firmware load went fine and that the device got successuly bind/recognized,
as the get_firmware_version firmware call returned the expected firmware version (2.7).

So, if we go to the deferred probe(), we'll need to add a way to queue the deferred probe after
the end of the driver's load.

/me is still trying to figure out an approach that would work.

Regards,
Mauro
--
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-media" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.kernel.org
More majordomo info at  http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html

Patch

diff --git a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
index 9229cd2..9a1c16c 100644
--- a/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
+++ b/drivers/media/video/em28xx/em28xx-cards.c
@@ -60,6 +60,8 @@  static unsigned int card[]     = {[0 ... (EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1)] = UNSET };
 module_param_array(card,  int, NULL, 0444);
 MODULE_PARM_DESC(card,     "card type");
 
+static bool is_em28xx_initialized;
+
 /* Bitmask marking allocated devices from 0 to EM28XX_MAXBOARDS - 1 */
 static unsigned long em28xx_devused;
 
@@ -3167,11 +3169,14 @@  static int em28xx_usb_probe(struct usb_interface *interface,
 	 * postponed, as udev may not be ready yet to honour firmware
 	 * load requests.
 	 */
+printk("em28xx: init = %d, userspace_is_disabled = %d, needs firmware = %d\n",
+	is_em28xx_initialized,
+	is_usermodehelp_disabled(), em28xx_boards[id->driver_info].needs_firmware);
 	if (em28xx_boards[id->driver_info].needs_firmware &&
-	    is_usermodehelp_disabled()) {
-		printk_once(KERN_DEBUG DRIVER_NAME
-		            ": probe deferred for board %d.\n",
-		            (unsigned)id->driver_info);
+	    (!is_em28xx_initialized || is_usermodehelp_disabled())) {
+		printk(KERN_DEBUG DRIVER_NAME
+		       ": probe deferred for board %d.\n",
+		       (unsigned)id->driver_info);
 		return -EPROBE_DEFER;
 	}
 
@@ -3456,4 +3461,28 @@  static struct usb_driver em28xx_usb_driver = {
 	.id_table = em28xx_id_table,
 };
 
-module_usb_driver(em28xx_usb_driver);
+static int __init em28xx_module_init(void)
+{
+	int result;
+
+	/* register this driver with the USB subsystem */
+	result = usb_register(&em28xx_usb_driver);
+	if (result)
+		em28xx_err(DRIVER_NAME
+			   " usb_register failed. Error number %d.\n", result);
+
+	printk(KERN_INFO DRIVER_NAME " driver loaded\n");
+
+	is_em28xx_initialized = true;
+
+	return result;
+}
+
+static void __exit em28xx_module_exit(void)
+{
+	/* deregister this driver with the USB subsystem */
+	usb_deregister(&em28xx_usb_driver);
+}
+
+module_init(em28xx_module_init);
+module_exit(em28xx_module_exit);

Privacy Policy