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authorFathi Boudra <fathi.boudra@linaro.org>2013-04-28 09:33:08 +0300
committerFathi Boudra <fathi.boudra@linaro.org>2013-04-28 09:33:08 +0300
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+What: raw1394 (a.k.a. "Raw IEEE1394 I/O support" for FireWire)
+Date: May 2010 (scheduled), finally removed in kernel v2.6.37
+Contact: linux1394-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
+ /dev/raw1394 was a character device file that allowed low-level
+ access to FireWire buses. Its major drawbacks were its inability
+ to implement sensible device security policies, and its low level
+ of abstraction that required userspace clients to duplicate much
+ of the kernel's ieee1394 core functionality.
+ Replaced by /dev/fw*, i.e. the <linux/firewire-cdev.h> ABI of
+ firewire-core.
+ libraw1394 (works with firewire-cdev too, transparent to library ABI
+ users)