Subject: ext2fs support on big-endian systems
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/13/1998 22:01:08
Recently someone posted on port-mac68k about having problems mounting
ext2fs filesystems.

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. :-)

Take care,