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Re: N32 sigset and __COMPAT_ENDIAN_SWAP__

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: N32 sigset and __COMPAT_ENDIAN_SWAP__
From: "Joseph S. Myers" <joseph@codesourcery.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 17:12:38 +0000 (UTC)
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
In-reply-to: <20060608165136.GA17152@linux-mips.org>
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On Thu, 8 Jun 2006, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> Interesting that a bug of this sort manages to survive for that long.
> I guess it is proof that barely anybody is using 64-bit little endian,
> yet we're cursed to support it.

I might conclude that barely anybody is *yet* using NPTL on 64-bit MIPS at 
all, for either endianness, given that most of the problems I've been 
finding, in glibc as well as the kernel, don't seem endian-specific and 
would probably show up in a glibc testsuite run for either endianness.  
MIPS64 NPTL is very new and seems to do a good job of showing up bugs in 
the three syscall interfaces.

-- 
Joseph S. Myers
joseph@codesourcery.com

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