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Re: [Libvir] [PATCH] to run on IA64

On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 07:24:19PM +0900, Atsushi SAKAI wrote:
> Hi,
> This patch intends to run libvirt 0.2.0 on IA64.
> Signed-off-by: Atsushi SAKAI <sakaia jp fujitsu com>

This patch looks fine to me - I assume its just about silencing warnings
from ever stricter GCC compiles.

> Just one question, is there any plan to support big/little 
> endian for libvirt? (related to network)

The current protocol used in QEMU backend is 'native' endianness, since it
is only accessible over UNIX sockets & thus doesn't need to worry about
endianness mismatch. When we add off-host remote management we'll need to
ensure that all the data types are fixed sizes (eg int32_t instead of int)
and that we pick a fixed byteorder. Rich Jones' work is using SunRPC as
the network transport which, IIRC, mandates fixed sizes, and will always
use network byte order to ensure compatabilty across archs.

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