Subject: Re: port-mips/4277: NetBSD/mips endian probrem
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/16/1997 08:44:22
: I ported NetBSD to SONY NEWS3400 series. It is based on NetBSD/mips
: and 4.4BSD Lite2. Because NEWS3400 is BIG-ENDIAN, some modification
: is needed (locore.S, mips_opcode.h).
Hellooooo Nurse! I had _no_ idea this was in the makings. I can probably
get my hands on a couple NeWS stations without much trouble, possibly even
This sounds like something that may, truthfully, need its own port ("news"?
"mipseb"?) because there's a lot--I mean a LOT--of stuff in the tree that
rather needs <machine/endian.h> to provide the correct endianness. (ntohl()
and htonl() some to mind.) One more platform is great, even though it won't
likely be in the 1.3 release. I think you should contact some folks here
and consider being a portmaster for it.
== Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Business firstname.lastname@example.org)
== I know you like the Internet, Bobby. Now go eat your Frosted Flakes.