[LUNI] Recommendations for IEEE 1394 PCI card
freecell at zemote.com
Thu Apr 8 23:05:36 CDT 2004
I have an Adaptec but i think as long as it says OHCI it should work.
On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Tom Yarrish wrote:
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> On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Stephen Boulet wrote:
> > Can anyone using a PCI card for IEEE 1394 (firewire) can give a
> > recommendation?
> > I'm finding that usb 2 gives hard lockups under linux for me with heavy disk
> > usage. I'm hoping that firewire will work better.
> Speaking from trying the external hard drive with firewire, and using two
> different cards, you'll still run into the lockups. There are some
> parameters that you can pass to the sbp2 module that will help, but I went
> through a lot of reformatting external firewire drives before I finally
> went to usb drives. And I still run into lockups on that.
> I've tried two different firewire cards, one was a CompUSA brand (I'm in
> Boston right now so I don't have the box handy) the other was an adaptec
> model that the Linux firewire webpage worked perfectly. I had the same
> problems with both (even after trying different cables and such).
> In general, there seems to be a stability issue with transferring large
> amounts of data over firewire (or USB for that matter) with a 2.4 kernel.
> I haven't tried 2.6, but from what I've read on the IEEE 1394 mailing
> list, it's not much better.
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