[arch-general] old firewire stack?

Roberto Malinverni roberto.malinverni at dico.coop.it
Mon Nov 16 01:32:29 EST 2009

> I believe the kernel can only have 1 compiled at a time, so 
> you'll have to compile a custom kernel with the new stack...
You _can_ compile both of them, but you need to blacklist the modules you
don't want to use.

> Last time we visited this topic, the new stack was incomplete 
> and unstable, and it also said so in the kernel configuration 
> menu. As I don't have any firewire devices, I never really 
> cared. Should we dump the old stack and switch to the new one 
> in the upgrade to 2.6.32?

The Fedora Team switched to the new stack around fedora 8/9, causing a lot
of troubles to the users: third party repos began then to offer the "old"
modules as an addon. As for myself, the new stack couldn't even see my
firewire external HD while the old stack worked fine - don't know with other
kind of hardware.

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