Re: Firewire Disks. (fwd)

From: Roberto Nibali (
Date: Mon Jun 10 2002 - 13:19:45 EST


> I know there is support for "firewire" in the kernel. Is there
> support for "firewire" disks? If so, how do I enable it?

Yes, there is and it is attached to the SCSI layer via the sbp2 driver.
You need following set of modules to get it working:

scsi_mod, sd_mod, ohci1394, raw1394, ieee1394, sbp2

I know that you will find out which options you need to enable in the
kernel config ;).

You might want to check out the CVS version of the ieee1394 drivers but
I don't think it is necessary. It works perfectly back here with a
Maxtor 160GB. Funny enough I had 158GB with the VFAT on it and 152GB
with ext2/ext3.

The speed results were also quite interessing:

VFAT writing : 12.8 Mbyte/s
ext2/ext3 writing: 19.2 Mbyte/s

I simply like that disk and it's a nice extension for a laptop :).

Roberto Nibali, ratz

echo '[q]sa[ln0=aln256%Pln256/snlbx]sb3135071790101768542287578439snlbxq'|dc

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