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Re: [Libvir] big-endian support for libvirt - introduce GUEST_HANDLE infrastructure ?



Daniel Veillard wrote:
The Libvirt padding is now handled by using gcc's __BIG_ENDIAN__, no configure/header/... needed that way. I think we can assume that at least when libvirt is compiled for ppc gcc is used right?

  yes the only potential problem would be with other architectures where
__BIG_ENDIAN__ is defined and where the relative size of pointers and long
would be different.

I guess the only potential problem would be on IA64 in big-endian mode. Does anyone use IA64 in this mode? I saw that Xen supports it ...

As for the patch in general, since it doesn't affect any other platforms that libvirt currently supports (all little endian), I would apply it.

Rich.

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