[CentOS] question on firewire support and centosplus

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Sun Oct 2 15:05:52 UTC 2005

Hi folks:

   Firewire was not supported in 4.0 due to the upstream provider not 
including it.  Is it in 4.1?  Or is it still out of the mainline 
upstream kernel provider?  What about centosplus?  Centosplus has been 
listed as unsupported.  I presume this means that they are/were one-off 
builds with missing functionality (e.g. xfs, etc), and are not updated. 
  Is this the case?  I am looking at this for an important server, and I 
want to make sure that if we switch to the centosplus kernel that we 
haven't messed up the rest of the package support, or major kernel bugfixes.

   The reason I am curious about firewire is that I would like to use 
the firewire interface rather than the USB interface for our backup 
drives.   Its not much faster, just fewer context switches (e.g. lower 
server load).



Joe Landman
landman at scalableinformatics.com

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