Subject: Re: Some help with disklabel please?
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: John F. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/10/1995 08:06:18
> Note I said "at least the same byte order". :-) Yah, cd9660 does this,
> but I've gathered from a discussion or two that it's non-trivial to do
> this with FFS, at least.
Why is it "non-trivial"? The FFS has a magic number in the superblock,
allowing one to sense the byte order, which is the only real fundamental
problem in this kind of thing. Granted, it's a pain in the butt to go
through the FS code and put a byte-order-correction layer in to all metadata
reads and writes, but still straightforward. (Note that I'm using "trivial"
in a sort of mathematical sense, i.e. "a solution exists"; you may be using
"non-trivial" in the "way too much work" sense, with which I'd at least