Subject: Re: DEC hardware question
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 07/18/2002 23:40:54
On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 02:30:18AM -0400, der Mouse wrote:
> Well, that's the theory. In practice, there have been problems,
> particularly with PCI busses on big-endian machines (a lot of PCI
> hardware assumes it's on Intel, ie, little-endian). Fortunately(?),
> the alpha is little-endian, so that particular problem won't bite, but
> there may be others.
Actually, this has not been much of a problem in practice. Many
PCI drivers in NetBSD have worked out of the box on e.g. macppc.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>