Subject: RE: Big/Little endian conversion in FS
To: Paul Evans <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/17/1997 01:36:03
Good evening,

> Would it be a valid function of fsck (or mkfs) to actually swap the 
 bytes in a filesystem on a disk?  To change the native host from big to 
 little and vice-versa?  
> I was specifically thinking of creating installation disks  from  
 remote machines of a different endianess. As well as moving disks from 
 dead computers for re-use..  

Just a note, I think there needs to be some knowledge about the various 
formats of disklabels and partition-tables too for this.

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>