Subject: Re: am79900.c assumes little-endian processor?
To: David Edelsohn <email@example.com>
From: Michael Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/08/1999 21:39:57
>>>>> "David" == David Edelsohn <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>> Michael Richardson writes:
>> Lance *PCI* cards have not until now been very popular.
David> Okay, that answers why this might not have been tested more
David> thoroughly. Can you confirm that this is a bug in the current
I can't confirm it, but I don't doubt it.
David> The cards may not be popular, but I thought that a lot of systems
David> used to have Lance Ethernet chips on the planar which should exercise the
David> same am79900 code.
Nope, because they have 799x chips (sun3, many sun4), or don't have a PCI
interface to talk to the chip. The non-PCI versions don't have the same
endianness stuff, I think.
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