Subject: Re: IMPORTANT: MACHINE_ARCH WRONG ON MIPS PLATFORMS
To: None <tech-toolchain@NetBSD.ORG, port-mips@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <email@example.com>
Date: 07/23/1998 19:50:15
> : BTW, powerpc is also bi-endian architecture. What do they do ?
> IIRC, all the NetBSD powerpc architectures are big-endian.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the endianess on mips a hardware feature,
i.e. wired by motherboard logic?
On powerpc machines this is different in that you can switch endianess on
the fly. So we can define NetBSD/powerpc to run big-endian on all machines.
(If someone really wants to run little-endian programs (arrgh, NT...) on
these machines, you could (at least in theory) run those on a big endian
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