FreeBSD and Firewire

Neil Ford neil at
Wed Feb 19 12:55:17 GMT 2003

On Wed, 19 Feb 2003 12:27:36 +0000, Dominic Mitchell wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 12:09:11PM +0000, Neil Ford wrote:
>>  Can anyone point me at, or know themselves, something that tells me the 
>>  current situation regarding firewire support under FreeBSD?
>>  I'm wanting to hang a couple of large firewire disks off of a FreeBSD 
>>  box, so nothing fancy (no DV support required, etc.).
> I don't know how well it works, but firewire support went into -
> CURRENT in the
> last few months and has been backported to -STABLE.  4.8 should have some
> support.  As to how well it works, I don't know...
> For details, have a look in /sys/dev/firewire.  Possibly also at cvsweb:
> I don't know where firewire is discussed.  It's probably best to mail the
> author of the code and ask him.  That would appear to be 
> simokawa at,
> looking at the changelogs...
Thanks for the pointers... off to look for more info.


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