Diffstat (limited to 'drivers/firewire/Kconfig')
1 files changed, 34 insertions, 26 deletions
diff --git a/drivers/firewire/Kconfig b/drivers/firewire/Kconfig
index 45090243820..13efcd36207 100644
@@ -1,28 +1,29 @@
-comment "A new alternative FireWire stack is available with EXPERIMENTAL=y"
- depends on EXPERIMENTAL=n
-comment "Enable only one of the two stacks, unless you know what you are doing"
- depends on EXPERIMENTAL
+comment "You can enable one or both FireWire driver stacks."
+comment "See the help texts for more information."
- tristate "New FireWire stack, EXPERIMENTAL"
- depends on EXPERIMENTAL
+ tristate "FireWire driver stack"
- This is the "Juju" FireWire stack, a new alternative implementation
- designed for robustness and simplicity. You can build either this
- stack, or the old stack (the ieee1394 driver, ohci1394 etc.) or both.
- Please read http://ieee1394.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Juju_Migration
- before you enable the new stack.
+ This is the new-generation IEEE 1394 (FireWire) driver stack
+ a.k.a. Juju, a new implementation designed for robustness and
+ See http://ieee1394.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Juju_Migration
+ for information about migration from the older Linux 1394 stack
+ to the new driver stack.
To compile this driver as a module, say M here: the module will be
This module functionally replaces ieee1394, raw1394, and video1394.
To access it from application programs, you generally need at least
- libraw1394 version 2. IIDC/DCAM applications also need libdc1394
- version 2. No libraries are required to access storage devices
- through the firewire-sbp2 driver.
+ libraw1394 v2. IIDC/DCAM applications need libdc1394 v2.
+ No libraries are required to access storage devices through the
+ firewire-sbp2 driver.
+ FireWire audio devices currently require the old drivers (ieee1394,
+ ohci1394, raw1394).
tristate "OHCI-1394 controllers"
@@ -37,11 +38,9 @@ config FIREWIRE_OHCI
- You should only build either firewire-ohci or the old ohci1394 driver,
- but not both. If you nevertheless want to install both, you should
- configure them only as modules and blacklist the driver(s) which you
- don't want to have auto-loaded. Add either
+ If you want to install firewire-ohci and ohci1394 together, you
+ should configure them only as modules and blacklist the driver(s)
+ which you don't want to have auto-loaded. Add either
@@ -50,12 +49,7 @@ config FIREWIRE_OHCI
to /etc/modprobe.conf or /etc/modprobe.d/* and update modprobe.conf
- depending on your distribution. The latter two modules should be
- blacklisted together with ohci1394 because they depend on ohci1394.
- If you have an old modprobe which doesn't implement the blacklist
- directive, use "install modulename /bin/true" for the modules to be
+ depending on your distribution.
@@ -77,3 +71,17 @@ config FIREWIRE_SBP2
You should also enable support for disks, CD-ROMs, etc. in the SCSI
+ tristate "IP networking over 1394 (EXPERIMENTAL)"
+ depends on FIREWIRE && INET && EXPERIMENTAL
+ This enables IPv4 over IEEE 1394, providing IP connectivity with
+ other implementations of RFC 2734 as found on several operating
+ systems. Multicast support is currently limited.
+ NOTE, this driver is not stable yet!
+ To compile this driver as a module, say M here: The module will be
+ called firewire-net. It replaces eth1394 of the classic IEEE 1394