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Re: Little or Big Endian ??

To: Eric Jorgensen <alhaz@xmission.com>
Subject: Re: Little or Big Endian ??
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 00:51:35 +0200
Cc: Christer Eliasson <hrli1150@hem1.passagen.se>, linux-mips@fnet.fr
In-reply-to: <37B9557D.2096E9B7@xmission.com>; from Eric Jorgensen on Tue, Aug 17, 1999 at 06:28:45AM -0600
References: <37B907FA.ABDE77CB@hem1.passagen.se> <37B9557D.2096E9B7@xmission.com>
On Tue, Aug 17, 1999 at 06:28:45AM -0600, Eric Jorgensen wrote:

>       Every doc I've read says the Magnum r4000 is bi-endian, so I don't know
> what you're getting at. 
> 
>       HardHat was thrown together to run on an Indy, so I dunno that it'll
> work to well on a Magnum in big-endian mode. 

It will work except the kernel - obvious.

>       Also, if your magnum is in little-endian mode, you might have a tough
> time finding the disk you'll need to load the SRM console to put it into
> big-endian mode. 

If anybody has that disk, please contact me.  We've got the disk with the
little endian software available via ftp but not the floppy for the
other direction.

  Ralf

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