ppc LE questions (seeking help hand info pointers)

Ralph Blach rcblach at raleigh.ibm.com
Fri Sep 21 20:38:23 EST 2001

One the 405 processors, with the endian bit set, the data is will be
true little endian.


Holger Bettag wrote:
> 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?
>   Holger

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