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SubjectRe: linux-2.1.106-ac3-ac4: Some weirdness in fs/ext/ patches
   Date: 	Sun, 21 Jun 1998 22:43:05 -0700
From: Bill Hawes <>

> OTOH, in the above mentioned part of the patch I see that the following
> line is being added to truncate.c:
> static u32 le32_zero = cpu_to_le32(0);
> I don't see any possible changes in the representation of 0 when going from
> big to little endian ;) Anyway, this kind of stuff should be #defined as a
> constant, if really needed.

The original code went to the trouble of converting endian-ness for 0, so I
thought it best to keep this in place. Who knows, perhaps some future
architecture will need it.

This was just incredible anal retentiveness on my part when I did the
original bi-endianness support. I think it can safely be changed to a
define so it gets optimized out properly due to constant folding in
the compiler.

David S. Miller

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