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SubjectRe: Linux/IA-64 byte order
> 	If the BE/LE mode flag is unprivileged (which we might not
> know until the IA64 NDAs expire), then libc can manage the flag on
> entry/exit from the kernel. If it's privileged, there might need to
> be some small involvement by the kernel to manage the flag.

This whole discussion is more than a little ahead of its time. We don't even
know if the endian-ness is hardwired in the chipsets

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