On Tue, 16 Jun 2020, Martin K. Petersen wrote: > > I haven't used this driver for a long time, but I still own PowerMacs > > with firewire, and I know I'm not the only one. >
I need to correct what I wrote above. I recall that years ago, when I needed to share storage from my Linux box to my PowerBook pismo, I used ethernet and the globalSAN iSCSI initiator for Mac OS X (which is no longer freely available AFAICS). When I said that I had used the SBP target driver before, I misremembered that iSCSI target setup. I've actually never used the SBP target driver. > I also have old 1394 hardware kicking around in the basement. But having > worked with FireWire shared storage targets in the past, I have zero > desire to ever touch any of that again. > > I could understand an objection if we were to entertain removing sbp2. > But really, how many people are setting up FireWire targets? > It's a good question. I don't know the answer. I have successfully used the Linux sbp2 host driver in the past, and will probably need to use it again. Likewise, I can see myself using the sbp target driver in the future because that might interoperate with MacOS 9, and might provide a bootable device to the PowerMac ROM. iSCSI cannot do those things.