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SubjectRe: only ieee1394 from 2.4.20 works for me


On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, Kai Engert wrote:

> In the last year I have been playing with a variety of combinations of
> ieee1394 controllers, machines, external mass storage devices and linux
> kernel versions. So have some friends of mine.
>
> The only version that works for us is the ieee1394 code that was
> included with kernel version 2.4.20.
>
> (I removed drivers/ieee1394 completely, and replaced it with
> drivers/ieee1394 from 2.4.20)
>
> Using that snapshot, we are able to transfer data to disks and video
> from a camcorder just fine, in all combinations we have tested.
>
> Every other kernel version, both older or newer than 2.4.20, is broken.
> We either see random errors, or writing data to disks stalls
> immediately, or daisy chained devices don't work.
>
> I'm currently using the official Fedora core 1 series kernels, patched
> that way, and it works like a charm.
>
> Please consider to use the 2.4.20 ieee1394 snapshot in future 2.4.x
> releases.

Hi Kai,

As Ben already said, he needs a detailed report of your the problems.

I'm sure he will work to fix them as soon as he has the reports.

Get backtraces with Alt+SysRQ+T and Alt+SysRQ+P when the kernel hangs.
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