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Re: maybe the clue for the memory/boot loader problem ..

To: Shrijeet Mukherjee <shm@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: maybe the clue for the memory/boot loader problem ..
From: "William J. Earl" <wje@fir.engr.sgi.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 09:08:23 -0800
Cc: Linux porting team <linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.SGI.3.94.980113220740.5128A-100000@tantrik.engr.sgi.com>
References: <Pine.SGI.3.94.980113220740.5128A-100000@tantrik.engr.sgi.com>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Shrijeet Mukherjee writes:
 > 
 > 
 > running file on vmlinux and /unix gave me this ..
 > 
 > vmlinux:  ELF 32-bit LSB
 > 
 > /unix:  ELF N32 MSB mips-3 executable (not stripped) MIPS - version 1
 > 
 > I guess this would mean I have a compilation with the wrong byte order ..
 > :-( ... so what is the endianess of the indigo ??

      Yes, you do.  Indigo, like all SGI systems, is big-endian ("MSB").  
Among MIPS-based systems, DEC and the ARC MIPS NT systems are the primary
little-endian systems.  All the MIPS ABI-capable systems are big-endian.
(A few, notably the MIPS Magnum and Millenium systems, can be either.)


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