Do you still have the patch for async load?
Oh yes. I should check it against 3.7
And for the record, it's a complete new loader, one module for both eMagic boxes, so the patch consists of removing several files and adding new ones.
The fix patch on the blog entry isn't that.
Correct. There were other [minor] problems in the old loader, but without fixing the deadlock, it's all sort of moot. Also, the 6|2 loader is currently trying to use firmware for some other device-- it's not 6|2 firmware. if you do succeed in loading what's currently shipping, the device simply crashes.
So, I came to the conclusion a few years ago i was the last person using eMagic boxes (though people since then have sent me mail for the driver, so I know that's not quite true).