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RE: How to translate Little to Big endian ?

To: Lyle Bainbridge <lyle@zevion.com>, prabhakark@contechsoftware.com
Subject: RE: How to translate Little to Big endian ?
From: Pete Popov <ppopov@mvista.com>
Date: 24 Sep 2003 10:16:54 -0700
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Prabhakar,

I recently checked-in a patch for CSB250 support, courtesy of Embedded
Edge.  The port is big endian. I assume you haven't seen the bits
because you haven't pulled the latest bits from the linux-mips tree and
that's why you're trying to port it yourself?

Pete

On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 09:12, Lyle Bainbridge wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I believe that the CSB250 port will support big or small endian. Check
> out the latest mips-linux kernel code first (2.4.22 I beleive). Then you
> need to use a big endian toolchain.  Mips not Mipsel (ie,
> mips-linux-gcc). Then open the arch/mips/defconfig-csb250 file and
> modify the CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN option.  It should be:
> 
> CONFIG_CPU_LITTLE_ENDIAN=y
> 
> Then continue to build the kernel as you would for little endian. I
> think that's all from the kernel standpoint. But, are you using Micromon
> to boot the kernel?  By default I think the CSB250 and it's monitor are
> built little endian, and you won't be able to use this if you want a BE
> kernel.  You need the boot loader to put the Au1500 into BE mode.
> 
> Email if you need more details.
> 
> Lyle
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: linux-mips-bounce@linux-mips.org 
> > [mailto:linux-mips-bounce@linux-mips.org] On Behalf Of 
> > Prabhakar Kalasani
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 10:15 AM
> > To: 'linux-mips@linux-mips.org'
> > Subject: How to translate Little to Big endian ?
> > 
> > 
> > Hi all,
> > I'm trying to port linux-2.4.21 on CSB250 , which is Au1500 
> > processor based board, the processor is a Big endian, I have 
> > taken PB1500 board as my prototype, but it's used Au1500 
> > Little endian. anybody could help me out, what are the 
> > changes do i need to change to make a Little endian souce 
> > into Big endian source.
> > 
> > Is anybody worked on Cogent's CSB250 board till.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance
> > Prabhakar
> > 
> 
> 
> 


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