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Re: A pointed question about endianness...

To: "Alistair Lambie" <>
Subject: Re: A pointed question about endianness...
From: "William J. Earl" <>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 10:56:58 -0700
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>, (Alex deVries),, ralf@Julia.DE,
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Alistair Lambie writes:
 > On Jun 16, 12:21pm, Ralf Baechle wrote:
 > > Btw, question to the SGI gurus - is the kernel byteorder of SGI machines
 > > be reconfigurable?
 > >
 > As the guys in the US won't be in for a while yet.....
 > My belief is that Indy's were designed to require a PROM change.  I have also
 > heard that there was a problem running NT that required some mods to the
 > boards.
 > These were never released to the field.
 > So the answer is yes, but in practice no!
     Indy never ran anything little-endian, although the memory controller
could in principle support it.  The rest of the system probably would not
work correctly.  As far as I know, only the MIPS Magnum systems really
work both ways.  (They actually work better little-endian, but most were shipped

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