[PATCH 1/1] build modular usb isd200 with modular ide
paulus at samba.org
Tue Oct 26 12:05:29 EST 2004
Doug Maxey writes:
> Oh yes, I am aware. Just happen to be working on PPC64. Have been
> writing drivers for this base for several years. It's the olde LE
For Linux or some other OS?
> device vs BE host. The transfers are done as a 16 bit quantity, PIO.
> And yes, I understand, "we have always done it this way". Works well
> when you only have to deal with single arch.
No, we haven't always done it this way on PPC. :) Various different
ways have been tried over the years and this is the only way that
> Possibly I am not making point very well, that one is preserving the
> correct byte order and let the structures reflect to native location.
I can't parse that sentence unambiguously...
> Strings get swapped, 16, 32, and 64 bit fields likewise. I just missed the
> LE order that is is being preserved for *some* few fields only.
Strings shouldn't get swapped, or at least, strings should only need
to be swapped on a BE platform if they also need to be swapped on an
> There is not a single reference to byte field in the ATA spec for
> IDENTIFY DEVICE. It just happens that some of the fields are 8 bits long. Or
> 32 or 64.
And your point is... ?
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