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SubjectRe: iso9660 endianness cleanup patch
Martin Dalecki wrote:
>
> "H. Peter Anvin" wrote:
> >
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > I was looking over the iso9660 code, and noticed that it was doing
> > endianness conversion via ad hoc *functions*, not even inlines; nor did
> > it take any advantage of the fact that iso9660 is bi-endian (has "all"
> > data in both bigendian and littleendian format.)
> >
> > The attached patch fixes both. It is against 2.4.4, but from the looks
> > of it it should patch against -ac as well.
>
> Please beware: There is a can of worms you are openning up here,
> since there are many broken CD producer programms out there, which
> only provide the little endian data and incorrect big endian
> entries. I had some CD's of this form myself. So the endian neutrality
> of the iso9660 is only in the theory present...
>

So it has been discussed, and been updated.

-hpa

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