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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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