Subject: Alpha vs. i386 FFS
To: port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Vanloon (Exchange) <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/18/1995 14:42:18
Is the Alpha FFS format compatible with the i386 format?  Specifically, is 
the endieness the same, and do the 64-bit/32-bit pointers make a difference?

I. e. if I wanted to build a filesystem to set up a NetBSD/Alpha machine, 
could I do it successfully on a NetBSD/i386 machine and just move the drive 
over?  (I don't have OSF/1 for the machine -- it came with Windows NT.)

I guess getting the right boot blocks on the disk could be tricky.

Michael L. VanLoon
Microsoft WSPU/EPU/BSD
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