Subject: Re: ieee1394 status?
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/26/2002 14:12:39
In message <>, "Perry E. Metzger" writes:
> (Peter Seebach) writes:
>> So, what is the current status of the ieee1394 code?  It looks as though
>> there are changes being made occasionally.  Is it anywhere near "plug in
>> a disk, it'll work" yet?  Is there any kind of testing which a person with
>> access to firewire disks and target devices could usefully help with?
>So far as I know, a certain person has been almost ready with the code
>for a very very long time now, which probably means someone else needs
>to take up the project.

I have about a month of free time looming in front of me.  If we have an
infinitely patient kernel hacker willing to answer stupid questions, and I can
get the documentation, I'd be happy to have a go at it.  It looks like it's
"almost running" right now; I can probe firewire devices.  This is something
that would be awfully useful to me, anyway, and thus maybe worth pursuing.