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Re: CVS commit: src/share/man/man9
On Fri, May 14, 2010 at 08:51:46PM +0900, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
> > A transfer of little-endian data? I guess that's not entirely clear,
> > especially for anyone who doesn't automatically interpret "DMA" as "a
> > form of memcpy".
> > Anyway, I just fixed it up again, please take a look.
>>> to handle PCI bus master devices that (via DMA) transfer little endian
>>> data even on big endian systems.
> Hmm. I'm still afraid "transfer little endian data" might be ambiguous.
> hto*()/*toh() functions are required only for data passed between
> the target busmaster itself to control it. Any other little endian data
> transferred to/from actual devices never require those byteswap ops.
> How about this one?
>> to handle PCI bus master devices that (via DMA) transfer word parameters
>> in little endian even on big endian systems.
Still sounds pretty awkward.
What about "little endian control data" instead of juts "little endian
It doesn't have to be perfect anyway; it's a historical note.
David A. Holland
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