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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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