Subject: ext2fs support on big-endian systems
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/1998 22:01:08
Recently someone posted on port-mac68k about having problems mounting
That got me wondering if the fs will work right on big-endian systems.
Recently Linux, for what EVER bizzar reason, decided to go with all fs's
being little-endian on disk. For LE systems, that's fine. But BE systems
have to do byte swapping.
Will the current ext2fs code support this byte swapping?
Actually, something like our bi-endian support'd be cool. But that's a
less-important step than having it actually work. :-)