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Re: GRUB plans...

From: Thierry Laronde
Subject: Re: GRUB plans...
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 15:05:20 +0200
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On Sun, Oct 21, 2001 at 01:39:57AM +0200, Christoph Plattner wrote:
> Very important for GRUB in concern of multiplatform and especially
> cross build of boot images is the BIG/LITTLE ENDIAN problem.
> I think, there are some code in the GRUB especially accessing and
> installing GRUB wich are not endian safe.

Yes, for example I, for one, have used the little endian properties in
asm.S when initializing variables used by the remaining (C written)
code, initializing a long by using a word and putting it "first". If it
was used in assembly only this will, obviously, not be a problem, but
this is used here for variables used by higher level code supposed/hoped to
be portable. Caveats ;)
Thierry Laronde (Alceste) <address@hidden>
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