Subject: Re: as long as we're hitting FFS...
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Steve Woodford <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/25/1999 15:03:55
On Thu, 25 Mar 1999, Manuel Bouyer wrote:

> On Mar 25, Steve Woodford wrote
> > For the _few_ occasions where endian independence is useful, this
> > isn't worth the effort (IMHO) to make it not compile-time
> > selectable. It'll just give {Free,Open}BSD and L*nux another
> > performance arrow to shoot us with.
> All ext2fs are little-endian, even on big-endian machines. This was decided
> more than 2 years ago, I think.

By Linus himself, if I'm not mistaken. That still doesn't justify
hobbling ffs in the same way.

Cheers, Steve