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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] nodemask_t x86_64 changes [5/7]
    On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 03:08:46PM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
    > For big endian, ~0UL << NR_CPUS_UNDEF is right. For little endian, it
    > depends on how you represent an incomplete bit map. Is it represented
    > as a pure bit string, i.e. as if the arch were big endian? Or is it
    > represented as a mapping onto the bytes of the underlying long?

    Bitmaps are represented in Linux in such manners as befit wrong
    (little) endian machines. I suggest shifting in the opposite direction.

    -- wli
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