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Re: Why is byteorder removed from /proc/cpuinfo?

To: Dominic Sweetman <dom@algor.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Why is byteorder removed from /proc/cpuinfo?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 17:06:46 -0200
Cc: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <15381.384.341974.133229@gladsmuir.algor.co.uk>; from dom@algor.co.uk on Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 06:40:00PM +0000
References: <20011206093506.A6496@lucon.org> <20011206155724.A11083@dea.linux-mips.net> <15381.384.341974.133229@gladsmuir.algor.co.uk>
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On Mon, Dec 10, 2001 at 06:40:00PM +0000, Dominic Sweetman wrote:

>    Dynamic endianness on a per-thread basis would require fantasy
>    hardware which operates differently from the way MIPS chips do...

I used the term thread as the c0_status register which contains the RE
bit is per process.  Keeping it a per mm thing would require more effort
for no good reason.  Anyway, inside the Linux kernel threads and processes
are basically the same thing.

  Ralf

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