Subject: RE: Big/Little endian conversion in FS
To: Paul Evans <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hubert Feyrer <email@example.com>
Date: 09/17/1997 01:36:03
> 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 Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>