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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] firewire: endianess fix
On Saturday 23 February 2008 06:24:17 am Stefan Richter wrote:
> The generation of incoming requests was filled in in wrong byte order on
> machines with big endian CPU.
> Signed-off-by: Stefan Richter <>
> Cc:
> Cc:
> ---
> This patch is a shot in the dark, based on a warning when building with
> C=1 CHECKFLAGS="-D__CHECK_ENDIAN__". Is it really a fix, or was the
> previous code accidentally correct?
> This needs to be tested on different big endian PCs, if possible with
> the Apple Uninorth FireWire controller and other types of controllers.
> One test which involves ohci->request_generation is simply with an SBP-2
> device (harddisk, CD-ROM...). Does SBP-2 login etc. work?

Works just fine with the Apple UniNorth controller in my powerbook in cursory
testing. Tested with multiple sbp2 hard disks, plugging and unplugging,
mounting and unmounting, etc.

> If possible, also test whether the device remains accessible after
> forcing a bus reset, e.g. by "echo br short > firecontrol". You need
> the easy to build utility firecontrol and a libraw1394 with "juju"
> backend. See for directions.

Forgot to check that it survived bus resets. Will try to double-check that
tonight. I don't have any other ppc systems w/firewire controllers handy at
the moment to try other controllers, but can probably manage to get one set
up soon...

Jarod Wilson

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