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Re: Cobalt Qube

On Wed, Dec 02, 1998 at 04:01:23PM +0100, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> The Powerpc can do that also, but i think a particular endianness is chosen
> either in the hardware (hardwired, or hardware switch) or by the OS. in the
> powerpc it is possible to change endiannes my changing a value in the control
> register, but i don't think anyone has yet taken advantage of it, for example
> to use little endian only drivers in a big endian setting.

As I understand it, the processor will gladly operate in another
endianness - but your firmware may object strenuously.  There's really
no adequate way I can see to take advantage of this, except for
bragging points.


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