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Re: Big Endian au1550

To: JP Foster <jp.foster@exterity.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Big Endian au1550
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 13:17:17 +0000
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On Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 12:05:13PM +0000, JP Foster wrote:

> Fair enough. Has anyone got big-endian au1xxx working ever?
> I'm reasonably flexible to use mipsel, since this is a new board,
> although all our other products are mipseb.
> 
> Since big doesn't work as far as I can see. This must a regression
> as I'm sure I had built a running kernel a month or two back.
> Currently building a pre-christmas linux-mips snapshot to see if that
> works.
> 
> If that doesn't work I'll just start using a mipsel version as I would
> be wary of using big endian if no one else is.

Plenty of machines are using big endian and can't even be configured to
little endian, so even in case you're hitting a problem it can't be
very significant or even fundamental.

  Ralf

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