> To the best of my knowledge Big endian is generally the way to run.
BE is better known perhaps because all SGI workstations are BE. Generally I
found networking systems tend to use BE while consumer electronic devices tend
to use LE (which means there are probably more MIPS CPUs running in LE.)
So far I have not found much difference in terms of endianess, although
occassionaly you have to IO swap in drivers for BE machine.
> On Wed, 2 May 2001, Matthew Dharm wrote:
> > What's the preferred endianness for Linux-MIPS? I can't really go
> > into why I'm asking (sensitive NDA information), but I'm basically
> > faced with a group that wants to work in LE. However, my
> > understanding was that Linux-MIPS generally ran BE.
> > Or can it be built either way? I know OpenBSD runs LE.... not like
> > that means anything to this group, tho.
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