Subject: Re: ext2fs support on big-endian systems
To: Bill Studenmund <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/16/1998 10:38:53
On Jul 15, Bill Studenmund wrote
> 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?

It is forced to LE format. I made it this way because it makes the code much
simpler, and Linux itself is not able to read a BE partition anymore.
As the 2.0 kernels are already LE, there must not be a lot of BE ext2fs
around there, and they will have to be switched at the next kernel upgrade.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.