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Re: PPC/PPC64 disabled in Koji for dist-f13



On 10/01/2009 04:54 AM, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
"Richard W.M. Jones"<rjones redhat com>  writes:

Is ARM big endian?

It can be either. Intel's IXP4xx networking chips are usually running
BE since their internal network engines are BE-only and it's thus
more efficient.

The IXP4xx networking engine operates big endian only.  Nevertheless
many NSLU2 machines run little-endian and still use that networking
hardware.  Current and future Debian releases for ARM (which is a
top-tier architecture on Debian) are little-endian only.  Little-
endian operation of the CPU offers the advantage that an unaligned
fetch from memory gives results that are usable after quick fixup.
An unaligned fetch in big-endian mode essentially gives junk.

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