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SubjectRe: Linux/IA-64 byte order
Jeremy Fitzhardinge writes:
>
> On 09-Mar-99 Vladimir Dergachev wrote:
> >
> > Is it too stupid to suggest an "ENDIANNESS" flag for mmap ? The overhead
> > for loading a page from disk is much bigger than the overhead for
> > rearranging the bytes. (Perhaps it should be not a flag but an ioctl..)
>
> That would inhibit sharing between processes unless all mappings are
> for the same endianness.

No, it wouldn't. Each process can map it as it pleases.

Regards,

Richard....

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