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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] firewire: add a parameter to force the speed of the devices.
Laurent Vivier wrote:
> I was trying to use my old iPod mini firewire (first generation) with
> a new firewire card I put in my PC (VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8),
> but the iPod was not mounted and failed with the following error:
> reading config rom failed: no ack
> It appears that the configuration rom cannot be read after the
> device max speed is set to something else than SCODE_100.
>
> According to the iPod configuration ROM, it should support SCODE_400.
>
> This patch adds a a parameter (force_speed) to the firewire-core module
> to be able to set the max speed to use with the firewire devices.

Why a module parameter? Why not automatically apply this workaround to
this specific device?


Regards,
Clemens


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