Subject: Re: IEEE 1394 Support (aka FireWire, Sony
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/09/1999 15:45:15 said:
> Is anyone interested in this besides me? 

This might become interesting for us. We need a fast link for
data acquisition / detector readout, and since ATM and SCI
didn't evolve as we hoped, this might be a high-bang-for-buck
and low-overhead candidate.

> So the question is what type of API should a 1394 present to the
> kernel?

SCSI and TCP would impose too much software overhead. We'd need
an interface to the raw asynchronous transfer (which is already
safe afaik).

best regards