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SubjectRe: initramfs buffer spec -- second draft
On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Daniel Phillips wrote:

> In a perfect world we would settle of one of big or little-endian and
> byte-swap as appropriate, as we do with, e.g., Ext2 filesystems. However it
> seems that cpio in its current form has no concept of byte-swapping. Cpio(1)
> can neither generate nor decode a cpio file in the 'foreign' byte sex. So if
> we are determined to use cpio as it stands, then we are stuck with the goofy
> ASCII encoding, does that sum up the situation?
> Too bad about that, otherwise cpio seems quite reasonable.

I have to go back and look, isn't -Hcrc endian-neutral?

bill davidsen <>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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