Subject: Re: DEC hardware question
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
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 <>