Re: Endianity question
>>>>> On Sun, 22 May 2005 07:33:11 -0600, Alex Williamson <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
Alex> It's possible that big endian application could be supported
Alex> on a little endian Itanium Linux, but I don't know the current
Alex> state of that support.
As far as the kernel is concerned, this is fully supported: you can
turn on PSR.BE (big-endian mode) without any ill effects. Of course,
you need to be careful that you don't call routines which _assume_
little-endian byte-order while PSR.BE is on. This can be useful at
times when processing large amounts of big-endian data.