Re: AS255: UW SCSI, sound, video, kernel
Alex Winbow wrote:
> To bring this back to the Alpha, doesn't x86 kernel support for a
> scsi driver imply Alpha (and SPARC and MIPS and ...) support?
Ehh, not hardly!
IA32 = little endian, 32 bit words
Alpha = big endian, 64 bit words
Sparc = big endian, 32 bit words
Sparc64 = big endian, 64 bit words
Mips = bi-endian, not sure about word length. Yeah, my Magnum 4000 can
run in either big or little endian mode. And I understand that a great
deal of the Mips code is r2/3000 class, which is definately 32 bit.
So, no. Not all linux code works on all systems. XFree86 is a good
example. How many servers work on Alpha as compared to x86?