Subject: Re: Again: Booting a Vax-Server 3100 with NetBSD-1.4
To: Andrew Phillips <email@example.com>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
Date: 06/28/1999 20:27:15
On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Andrew Phillips wrote:
> Johnny Billquist Wrote:
> >Obscure note on the pdp-11: it's actually middle-endian. :-)
> >A 32-bit integer is stored as 3412.
> >(Using the FP-11 for 32-bit stuff)
> There's not many machines that have an Endian type
> defined specifically for them.
> lq~> grep ENDIAN /usr/include/endian.h
> #define __LITTLE_ENDIAN 1234
> #define __BIG_ENDIAN 4321
> #define __PDP_ENDIAN 3412
> The year noted in the header of the glibc2
> /usr/include/endian.h is 1996.
> Kind of puts the "legacy" in legacy platform.
I remember that someone made a cross-compiler port of GCC for the PDP-11
some years ago...
(No way it will ever run natively)
Anyway. Back to the VAX contents, I guess...
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