Re: Endianity question
On Sun, May 22, 2005 at 03:51:51PM +0300, Emil Samovsky wrote:
> I've been asked to install Linux on HP-Itanium Hardware. Major demand of
> this installation is full big endian support.
> My question is about Debian Itanium Distro. Does it installed as big
> endian system or little endian system?
Little endian. I know HP-UX uses Itanium in big-endian mode, but no
Linux distribution does. It's probably worth rewriting your application
to be endian-independent. My employer offers porting services:
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