Subject: Re: am79900.c assumes little-endian processor?
To: David Edelsohn <>
From: Michael Richardson <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/08/1999 21:39:57
>>>>> "David" == David Edelsohn <> 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
    David> implementation? 

  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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