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KernelTrap: New Firewire Stack In Development

Dec 11, 2006, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])

"Kristian Høgsberg announced that he is working on a new firewire stack to replace the stack currently in the Linux kernel. 'I'm aiming to implement feature parity with the current firewire stack, but not necessarily interface compatibility,' Kristian explained, 'for now, I have the low-level OHCI driver done, the mid-level transaction logic done, and the SBP-2 (storage) driver is basically done.' He went on to explain that he didn't initially intend to rewrite the entire firewire stack, 'at first I just wanted to fix the OHCI driver. However any rewrite that addresses the problems in the driver will shift the code around enough to invalidate the quirks and workarounds there. And frankly, I don't trust most of the workarounds to begin with. So I decided to write the OHCI driver from scratch...'"

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