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Bug#681354: Re (2): Bug#681354: linux-image-2.6.32: Complaint from firewire driver at system startup.



On Wed, 2012-07-25 at 18:42 -0800, peasthope@shaw.ca wrote:
> From: Ben Hutchings <ben@decadent.org.uk>
> Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 05:43:54 +0100
> > Does the IEEE 1394 port work properly after this or not?  
> 
> It does not.  The offending 1394 appears to be on an 
> Adaptec PCI card.  If the camera is connected there, 
> Coriander always notifies that no camera is found.
> 
> Luckily there is another 1394 socket on the front panel.  
> With the camera connected there, Coriander immediately 
> gives an image.  So, this complaint comes from one 
> particular chip.
> 
> > If not, can you test Linux 3.2 from testing, unstable 
> > or squeeze-backports?
> 
> I have a vow never to monkey with unstable again but 
> the squeeze backport kernel might be tolerable. 
> 
> > The time limit for this has been increased in later versions of
> > the driver, and it may be that this would fix the problem.
> 
> Rather than an adjustment to allow the timeout to pass, 
> wouldn't a genuine repair of the driver be desirable?

I didn't say the timeout was ignored; I said the time limit was
increased.  If a driver sets a time limit for some hardware operation
which is shorter than the hardware may require to complete it
successfully, increasing the time limit may well be the correct fix.

Ben.

-- 
Ben Hutchings
Humans are not rational beings; they are rationalising beings.

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