[haiku-bugs] Re: [Haiku] #8568: Make Haiku endian independent

  • From: "cb88" <trac@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 04:04:12 -0000

#8568: Make Haiku endian independent
   Reporter:  jscipione    |      Owner:  nobody
       Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
   Priority:  low          |  Milestone:  Unscheduled
  Component:  - General    |    Version:  R1/Development
 Resolution:               |   Keywords:
 Blocked By:               |   Blocking:
Has a Patch:  0            |   Platform:  All

Comment (by cb88):

 "Some architectures (including ARM versions 3 and above, PowerPC, Alpha,
 SPARC V9, MIPS, PA-RISC and IA-64)" (wikipedia) are bi-endian... I recall
 reading specifically elsewhere than sparcv9 is however sparcv8 is not. It
 allows more efficient addressing for devices etc... at least supposedly
 not sure if any OS uses that support.

 Technically, you could have more code hidden there in the macro. Just
 because you don't see it doesn't mean it isn't there.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.haiku-os.org/ticket/8568#comment:2>
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