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Re: Wanted: FireWire testers



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Jarod Wilson wrote:
> If you're among those who have voiced concerns with the FireWire support in
> Fedora, particularly in the audio/video area, please do try to test out the
> latest rawhide kernels (2.6.24-0.149.fc7.git2.fc9 or later) and/or the
> 2.6.23.13 kernel working its way through koji right now[1].
> 
> For the most part, dvgrab should be functional with these kernels, on all but
> Via VT630x chipsets in OHCI 1.0 mode[2]. IIDC video streaming (such as
> coriander + libdc1394 v2) should be fully functional on all OHCI 1.0 and 1.1
> FireWire controllers.
> 
> As yet untested with this latest kernel is FireWire video capture off a cable
> box[3], but that's on my todo list for the weekend. (There's reason to believe
> this might be working now with the addition of dynamic buffer allocation).
> 
> Additional feedback on other open FireWire bugs would be appreciated as
> well[4][5]. Note that most of the enhancements added to the latest kernels are
> on the a/v side, but I plan to start looking at storage more soon as well...
> 
> [1] http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=343219
> [2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=415841
> [3] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=240774
> [4] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=243081
> [5] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=370931

Okay, we've made some significant progress on the storage front in the past
week and a half now as well. The fixes aren't all yet into rawhide, but
locally, I've now got multiple drives that used to hit either 'failed to
login[6]' or 'giving up on config rom[7]' (both of which render the drive
useless) now working perfectly.

[6] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=238606
[7] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=429598

Stay tuned for test kernels if you've got storage issues...

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Jarod Wilson
jwilson redhat com

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