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Re: about linux mips ext2fs

To: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Subject: Re: about linux mips ext2fs
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 09:56:14 +0200 (MEST)
Cc: Barry Wu <wqb123@yahoo.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20010625202030.B701@paradigm.rfc822.org>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> Linux/mips uses ext2 - Ext2 is per definition little endian and all
> big endian targets use byteswap mechanisms (All but very old Linux/m68k
> systems). So - yes - you can read i386 written ext2 on mips machines.

All but very old Linux/m68k and Linux/PPC systems.

If you insist on booting such old kernels, `man e2fsck' for the flag to change
the endianness.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                                                Geert

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