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FWCONTROL(8)            FreeBSD System Manager's Manual           FWCONTROL(8)

NAME
     fwcontrol -- FireWire control utility

SYNOPSIS
     fwcontrol [-u bus_num] [-prt] [-c node] [-d node] [-o node] [-s node]
               [-l file] [-g gap_count] [-b pri_req] [-R filename]
               [-S filename]

DESCRIPTION
     The fwcontrol utility is designed to provide a way for users to access
     and control the FreeBSD FireWire subsystem.  Without options, fwcontrol
     will output a list of devices that are/were connected to the bus.

     The following options are available:

     -u bus_num
             Specify the FireWire bus number to be operated on.

     -r      Initiate bus reset.

     -t      Show the topology map.

     -p      Dump phy registers.

     -c node
             Show the configuration ROM on the node.

     -d node
             Hex dump of the configuration ROM.

     -o node
             Send a link-on PHY packet to the node.

     -s node
             Write to the RESET_START register on the node.

     -l file
             Load hex dump file of the configuration ROM and parse it.

     -g gap_count
             Broadcast gap_count by phy_config packet.

     -i pri_req
             Set the PRIORITY_BUDGET register on all supported nodes.

     -R filename
             Receive DV stream and dump it to a file.  Use Ctrl-C to stop the
             receiving.  Some DV cameras seem not to send the stream if a bus
             manager exits.  If you cannot get the stream, try the following
             commands:

                   sysctl hw.firewire.try_bmr=0
                   fwcontrol -r

             The resulting file contains raw DV data excluding isochronous
             header and CIP header.  It can be handled by libdv in the FreeBSD
             Ports Collection.

     -S filename
             Send a DV file as isochronous stream.

EXAMPLES
     Each DV frame has a fixed size and it is easy to edit the frame order.

           fwcontrol -R original.dv

     Receive stream.

           dd if=original.dv of=first.dv bs=120000 count=30

     Get first 30 frames(NTSC).

           dd if=original.dv of=second.dv bs=120000 skip=30 count=30

     Get second 30 frames(NTSC).

           cat second.dv first.dv | fwcontrol -S /dev/stdin

     Swap first and second 30 frames and send them to DV recorder.

     For PAL, replace ``bs=120000'' with ``bs=144000''.

FILES
     /dev/fw0.0

SEE ALSO
     firewire(4), fwe(4), fwohci(4), sbp(4)

HISTORY
     The fwcontrol utility first appeared in FreeBSD 5.0.

AUTHORS
     Hidetoshi Shimokawa <simokawa@FreeBSD.org>

BUGS
     This utility is still under development and provided for debugging pur-
     poses.

FreeBSD 4.10                   December 30, 2002                  FreeBSD 4.10

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