ppc LE questions (seeking help hand info pointers)

Holger Bettag hobold at Informatik.Uni-Bremen.DE
Fri Sep 21 05:29:39 EST 2001

Mark Salisbury <mbs at mc.com> writes:

[... linux in ppc little endian mode ...]
> well, this is in the context of a multi-CPU type (x86/ppc, sparc/ppc,
> ppc/ppc, mips/ppc) shared memory multicomputer.
> when dealing w/ direct mapped, shared memory, uniformity of endian-ness
> makes many multicomputer problems easier to solve.(not to mention easier
> for the customer to program...)
You are aware that a PPC in little endian mode is merely tricking with the
low order address bits, but does not actually lay out its data in a little
endian fashion in physical memory?


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