A post on lkml today  by one of the people working on it makes clear that the new firewire stack will not get into shape in time for lenny. At the same time, there is quite a big demand from users for the old stack because there hardware is not supported by the new one. Some of the relevant BRs are: 436267, 449272, 450836, 441206, 441179, 435224, 435062, 434551. Could the kernel team please reconsider making the enabling the old stack again and use that as the default stack. The new stack could remain available, but blacklisted for modprobe. Doing so now would still allow time for feedback from users after the switch and to document the issue for Lenny (e.g. by creating a wiki page). Cheers, FJP  http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/4/2/564
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