Subject: Re: ncr.4
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Justin T. Gibbs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/16/1997 10:51:12
>On Wed, 15 Jan 1997 18:59:33 +0100
> email@example.com (Wolfgang Solfrank) wrote:
> > Which reminds me that this NCR driver isn't really machine independent.
> > It assumes a little endian machine (at least it did last I looked).
>Well, that's... special. Hmm, I guess this is in status blocks returned
>by the card? The script, maybe? A platform's bus_space_*() stuff should
>do byte swapping where appropriate...
>Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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Some PCI cards, like the aic7880 have built in byte swapping capabilities,
so having the bus_space stuff byte swap may not always be apropriate.
Justin T. Gibbs
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