Subject: Re: as long as we're hitting FFS...
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 03/24/1999 12:26:11
Bill Studenmund wrote:
> Also, don't boot monitors require an ffs of the host's endianness? Or is
> that totally bootblocks-specific? For machines where the "chosen"
> endianness is different from the vendor os, we would make it hard to
> switch OS's.
Half and half at least for the pmax. The ufs implementation is in
the bootblocks, and the first stage is fairly tight on space at the
moment. At a guess, I'd say byte-swapping wouldn't fit in the existing
Don't some arch's contain enough smarts to read ffs filesystems in PROM
though? I thought OFW could...