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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] firewire: add a parameter to force the speed of the devices.
On Apr 21 Clemens Ladisch wrote:
> 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?

I doubt that this iPod model needs the workaround. I suspect the
particular hardware combination needs one.
Stefan Richter
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