I'm not sure if libraw1394 falls under your jurisdiction or not but the
latest release (November 1) supports daisy chaining multiple firewire
devices on the new firewire stack when used with Kernel 2.6.36. Testing by
AV Linux users has confirmed this.

Note daisy chaining was previously only possible with the legacy firewire

I've seen some Squeeze exception requests for this that have been flatly
denied (as Squeeze for multimedia slides hopelessly further into
obsolescence) but there seems to be no updates to libraw1394 2.0.6
available in Sid or experimental either. Use of the new stack makes ffado
supported Audio devices plug and play, the addition of 2.0.6 would further
that to multiple firewire devices being plug and play.

Thought I'd pass that along.

Regards -GLEN

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