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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-10-25 08:05:29 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2010-10-25 08:05:29 -0700
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Merge branch 'ieee1394-removal' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/ieee1394/linux1394-2.6
* 'ieee1394-removal' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/ieee1394/linux1394-2.6: ieee1394: remove the old IEEE 1394 driver stack ieee1394: move init_ohci1394_dma to drivers/firewire/ Fix trivial change/delete conflict: drivers/ieee1394/eth1394.c is getting removed, but was modified by the networking merge.
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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
+Description:
+ /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 do duplicate much
+ of the kernel's ieee1394 core functionality.
+ Replaced by /dev/fw*, i.e. the <linux/firewire-cdev.h> ABI of
+ firewire-core.
+
+Users:
+ libraw1394 (works with firewire-cdev too, transparent to library ABI
+ users)