Subject: Ultrix compat on MIPS big endian [was: CVS commit: syssrc]
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: source-changes
Date: 02/08/2001 10:15:55
Izumi Tsutsui wrote:

> Module Name:	syssrc
> Committed By:	tsutsui
> Date:		Wed Feb  7 13:54:13 UTC 2001
> Modified Files:
> 	syssrc/sys/lkm/compat: Makefile
> Log Message:
> mips[bl]e -> mipse[bl]
> XXX: Is it worth to build ultrix module on mipseb?

Not really - Ultrix was only ever little endian.  The same argument
applies if we ever get IRIX compatibility - that will only be on
big-endian architectures.

(Some) MIPS cpus have the ability to run code of the opposite native
endianness, but I would suggest that it's going to be a long time before
we support that, if ever.

Simon Burge                            <>
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