Bug 8403

Summary: loops of "ieee1394: Current remote IRM is not 1394a-2000 compliant, resetting."
Product: Drivers Reporter: Stefan Richter (stefanr)
Component: IEEE1394Assignee: drivers_ieee1394
Status: REJECTED WILL_NOT_FIX    
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
Kernel Version: all Tree: Mainline
Regression: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 10046    

Description Stefan Richter 2007-04-29 05:56:44 UTC
If two or more Linux PCs are connected to the same bus, ieee1394's nodemgr
repeatedly fails to detect that the present IRM is 1394a compliant and resets
the bus to become IRM itself.  This results in many resets and makes traffic on
the bus impossible before the bus settles down.

Workaround:  Load ieee1394 by "modprobe ieee1394 disable_irm=1" on N-1 of N nodes.
Comment 1 Stefan Richter 2008-02-19 12:25:08 UTC
There are currently no resources to fix this in drivers/ieee1394/.
drivers/firewire/ is not known to feature this problem.
Comment 2 Stefan Richter 2009-01-14 09:11:49 UTC
Clarification:
Current drivers/firewire/ is known to work correctly in this regard.