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Subject[GIT PULL] FireWire updates post 2.6.24
Linus, please pull from the for-linus branch at

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/ieee1394/linux1394-2.6.git for-linus

to receive the following IEEE 1394/ FireWire subsystem updates. Once
again it is almost all about bug fixes. Most notable are David Moore's
fixes for isochronous reception which greatly enhance the new firewire
stack's usability in the IIDC domain (uncompressed video from industrial
cameras and webcams). The storage driver firewire-sbp2 received some
attention too, prompted by user reports, but that's an ongoing story.

I let self-discipline slide this time and added 9 patches which have not
yet been in -mm and were not listed in the "What's in linux1394-2.6.git?"
report from January 17. Half of those are bug fixes from November which
have been laying around waiting for last touch-up until we noticed in
January that they indeed address a good number of bug reports. The other
new additions are bug fixes too. Everything has been intensively tested
with affected and unaffected hardware.

Updated status of the new (still EXPERIMENTAL) drivers/firewire
subsystem:
- integration with userspace libraries still with rough edges,
- DV reception broken on OHCI 1.0 variants of VIA VT630x,
- IP over 1394 still not implemented/ ported,
- SBP-2 (storage) fragile during hotplugging on some setups.

Before distributors of kernel packages consider to enable the new
firewire drivers in parallel or instead of the classic ieee1394 drivers,
we ask that they first read up about all the caveats of the new drivers
at wiki.linux1394.org which we regularly update.

I will re-post the newly added patches in a reply. Stat and shortlog of
the entire queue:

MAINTAINERS | 4 +-
drivers/firewire/fw-cdev.c | 3 +-
drivers/firewire/fw-device.c | 38 ++-
drivers/firewire/fw-device.h | 12 +
drivers/firewire/fw-ohci.c | 390 +++++++++++++---------
drivers/firewire/fw-sbp2.c | 127 +++++---
drivers/firewire/fw-topology.c | 6 +
drivers/firewire/fw-transaction.c | 4 +-
drivers/ieee1394/dma.c | 39 +--
drivers/ieee1394/ieee1394_transactions.c | 68 ----
drivers/ieee1394/ohci1394.c | 12 +-
drivers/ieee1394/raw1394.c | 4 +-
drivers/ieee1394/sbp2.c | 52 ++--
drivers/ieee1394/sbp2.h | 1 -
14 files changed, 424 insertions(+), 336 deletions(-)
David Moore (3):
firewire: fw-ohci: Fix for dualbuffer three-or-more buffers
firewire: fw-ohci: Bug fixes for packet-per-buffer support
firewire: fw-ohci: Dynamically allocate buffers for DMA descriptors

Jarod Wilson (3):
firewire: replace subtraction with bitwise and
firewire: fw-sbp2: increase login orb reply timeout, fix "failed to login"
firewire: fw-sbp2: Use sbp2 device-provided mgt orb timeout for logins

Joe Perches (1):
ieee1394: Add missing "space"

Nick Piggin (1):
ieee1394: nopage

Rabin Vincent (1):
firewire: Fix extraction of source node id

Stefan Richter (17):
ieee1394: sbp2: prepare for s/g chaining
ieee1394: sbp2: s/g list access cosmetics
ieee1394: small cleanup after "nopage"
ieee1394: remove unused code
ieee1394: sbp2: raise default transfer size limit
ieee1394: ohci1394: don't schedule IT tasklets on IR events
firewire: fw-sbp2: refactor workq and kref handling
firewire: fw-sbp2: prepare for s/g chaining
firewire: fw-sbp2: remove unused misleading macro
firewire: fw-ohci: CycleTooLong interrupt management
firewire vs. ieee1394: clarify MAINTAINERS
firewire: fw-sbp2: skip unnecessary logout
firewire: fw-sbp2: try to increase reconnect_hold (speed up reconnection)
firewire: fw-sbp2: use device generation, not card generation
firewire: fw-cdev: use device generation, not card generation
firewire: enforce access order between generation and node ID, fix "giving up on config rom"
firewire: fw-core: react on bus resets while the config ROM is being fetched

--
Stefan Richter
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http://arcgraph.de/sr/


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