Joined: 14 Mar 2006
|Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:48 am Post subject: New firewire stack and old disk device (e.g. iPod)
|Just wanted to put this somewhere searchable since it doesn't appear to be elsewhere in the forums.
The firewire_sbp2 module of the kernel's new IEEE1394 stack has "workaround" options that are intended to overcome some incompatabilities people have experienced. So, if you have a disk-type device that stopped working when you switched to the new firewire stack (like my 2nd-generation iPod), one of these might help resolve the problem.
As an example of how to implement these options, this is what made my crusty old iPod work like a charm again (note the references):
# Rev. 30 June 2008
# Purpose: allow use of new firewire stack with old (generation 2) iPod.
# Run update-modules after editing this file.
# Re: UPDATE-MODULES(8), MODPROBE.CONF(5), 'modinfo firewire_sbp2'
options firewire_sbp2 workarounds=0x1