Subject: Re: ext2fs and byte ordering
To: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/07/1997 23:11:49
On Jul 5, Matthias Scheler wrote
> does NetBSD's implementation of the ext2fs handle byte ordering properly?
It will always use native endian.
> AFAIK Linus decided that all ports have to use the i386 byte ordering
> so that e.g. Linux-m68k has to do byte swapping.
I didn't notice this in the linux sources (2.0.x kernel). Do you know when
this was decided ? If this is a recent change, how is compatibility achieved ?
However, this would't be a that much hard change, but I'd prefer to make
it after 1.3 is out.
Manuel Bouyer, MASI, Universite Paris VI.