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SubjectRe: [sparc] Weird ioctl() bug in 2.2.19 (fwd)
On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Alex Buell wrote:

> On Thu, 1 Nov 2001, Paul Mackerras wrote:
> > > Anyway, I can fix it now by adding the appropriate AFMT_S16_BE statement
> > > guarded by a #ifdef but this sucks. Thanks to Peter Jones who spotted this
> > > one.
> >
> > Why can't you just use AFMT_S16_NE on all platforms? That is supposed
> > to be equal to AFMT_S16_BE on big-endian platforms and to AFMT_S16_LE
> > on little-endian platforms. NE == native endian.
> Ah, is that what it does. OK, I'll carefully suggest to the authors of ESD
> (preferably with a blunt trauma instrument) using AFMT_S16_NE. Thanks.

It should probably be mentioned that you're using a really old version of
ESD, and that they've at least made it so that you'll get the right one
for any BE machine. NE is still the better answer though -- now their
configure script figures out BE/LE, and it'll build wrong if you're


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