On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 12:07:35PM -0700, Jun Sun wrote:
> The e_machine field in ELF file standard defines two values for MIPS:
> 8 - MIPS RS3000 BE
> 10 - MIPS RS4000 BE
> Naturally the question is: what about LE binaries? And what about other
> CPUs? Is there any effort to clean up this thing?
> All the tools that I know of are using 8, pretty much for all CPUs and both
> endians. No real harm has been observed, but it causes some anonying "invalid
> byte order" complains if you do "file" on a MIPS LE binary. Of course, it
> will also invariably reports "R3000" cpu as well.
EM_MIPS_RS4_BE was apparently only in use for a short time; EM_MIPS is
being used for both byte order. The byteorder is nowadays identified by