Subject: Re: ext2fs support on big-endian systems
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/15/1998 14:15:25
On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> Yes it will, since 1997/10/09 (so it is in the 1.3 branch too). But I admit
> I didn't test it since some time (and I only tested it on a sparc with a
> FS created on a i386). Are you sure the FS you are trying to mount is
> in LE format ? I think linux/mac existed before the decision to go
> with LE filesystems everywhere, so there may be some BE ext2fs lying
> around ...

mklinux also existed before the LE brain-wash, and had BE partitions.
Everyone's had to switch them over.

Would the ext2fs code deal with a BE-partition? Or does it just force
everything to LE format?

Take care,