Re: FireWire/SBP2 Target mode

From: Clemens Ladisch
Date: Thu Feb 02 2012 - 05:16:23 EST

Boaz Harrosh wrote:
> [...] So what do the other FireWire protocols use, like networking,
> DV video, audio?

Their own standard or non-standard mechanism.

> they have yet another encapsulating transport other than SBP-2?

These other devices require isochronous or broadcast transfers, which
SBP-2/3 does not handle well or at all. It might be possible to use
SBP-3 for control commands (which is exactly what SBP-3's AV/C support
is), but using it would not bring any worthwhile benefits over existing
transports, and would just introduce incompatibilities with all previous
soft- and hardware.

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