Subject: Re: IMPORTANT: Change MACHINE_ARCH "arm" to "armel"?
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/19/2002 18:30:57
At 06:05 PM 5/19/2002, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
>I can't believe I spaced it this long.

Is that really needed?  I asked about that when doing arm and
you said that arm could be le and armeb could be BE.

>I think we need to change the current ARM MACHINE_ARCH from "arm"
>to "armel".  This is because we will soon be supporting a big-endian
>ARM platform (or two or three), and will thus need an "armeb".

So?  Nothing extracts el/eb from the arch name to test endianness.
So you want to change just to be consistent?

>Any objections?  If not, I can do the change quite quickly.
>Again, sorry for bringing this up at the last minute, but if we're
>going to do it, we should do it before we ship 1.6.

Do we have to?

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