Subject: Re: as long as we're hitting FFS...
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/24/1999 10:07:20
On Wed, 24 Mar 1999, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> On Mar 23, Perry E. Metzger wrote
> > 3) Eliminate endianness of FFSes -- this is more controversial. Right
> > now, we have bi-endian support, but it would be cool not to need it.
> I'm not sure this one is a that good idea. It may have performances
> issues. Did someone actually check this on a slow (m68k, vax, ...) machine ?
> And which byte order will we use ?

And how will we DECIDE which byte order to use? :-)

I think a far simpler solution is to just make FFS_EI standard on normal
installs - make it something you have to turn off rather than turn on. ??

Take care,